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Dr John T Phillips
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1871
West Union
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1942
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

J. T. PHILLIPS, PIONEER DOCTOR OF NEWORT, DIED SUNDAY
Dr. John T. Phillips, pioneer physician of Newport, died Sunday, Dec. 6, at Long Beach, California, after an extended illness.
Dr Phillips was a native of West Union, Iowa. Graduating from Rush Medical College, Chicago, he was attracted in the year 1900 to the young town of Newport by the late Chas. M. Talmadge, a friend of his youth.
He made a success of the practice of medicine in this community. He brought from Iowa a team of sorrel driving horses that became a familiar sight as he drove them night and day on the rough country roads of the times, serving a wide, sparsely scattered area as only a typical country doctor could to meet the calls of the sick and suffering. When the automobile came into the picture he was the first to bring a car to this communituy. The old time people of this community reponded to him with a loyalty and affection that only untiring work in their behalf could have won.
LEFT FOR CALIFORNIA
When he retired from practice here about 1925 and moved to California to engage in various businesses he left many friends who regretted that "Old Doc" would no longer be here to care for them in time of illness.
He was for many years local physician for the Great Northern Railroad. In business circles he was President of the First State Bank and later of the Security.
Surviving are his widow and a brother, Everett, of West Union, Iowa. He was a member of Newport Masonic Lodge and burial at Long Beach was with rites of the order.

 
 
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  Illa Viola Kain Phillips (1872 - 1963)
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Betty Gibson
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
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Dr John T Phillips
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