|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1836|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1926|
Melissa Dobell, direct descendant of Dominie Douglass, and Enoch Phillips were married on October 2, 1859 at Bradford, Wisconsin. They moved to Minnesota where they resided several years.
Enonch Phillips was born March 15, 1835 at Claybed, New York, Calarajgus County. He was a farmer by occupation. Son of Joseph and Luorettia Phillips.
At the age of nearly thirty years, he enrolled February 8, 1864 at Centreville, Minnesota and was enlisted into the service February 16, 1864 at St. Paul, Minnesota as a private of Company H, 1st. Minnesota Heavy Artillery. He served under Captain James B. Atkinson for Twenty-two months, the duration of the Civil War. He was mustered out with the company and Honorably discharged as a private December 18, 1865 at Marshal, Tennessee.
He moved his family to Montana in 1896. They lived on the east shore of Flathead Lake with their son Glen. When he was seventy-six years old they went to live at the Soldier's Home at Columbia Falls, Montana. He died September 16, 1914 and was buried in the cemetary at the Home.
Melissa Dobell Phillips was Born on June 18, 1836 in the town of Rega, Monroe County, New York State. When Eight years old, her parents moved to Bradford, Wisconsin. She received a teacher's certificate in April 1887. She died July 10, 1926 at the Soldier's Home and was also buried in that Cemetary.
Melissa and Enoch Phillips had eight children, thirty grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
**Funeral Serves for Mrs. Melissa Phillips
The funeral of Grandma Melissa Phillips, who died at the Soldiers Home last Saturday afternoon, was held at the Presbyterian Church Monday afternoon at 2 P.M. Rev. G.M. Fischer officiating. The misses Walchi and Lockhart and messrs. Bruce and Buck accompanied by Miss Bates sang hymns.
The bearers were Robert Pauline, Harry Buck, J. Roe, James A. Dawson, Robert Flagg, J.E. Donaldson, and Edward Veal. Interment was at the Soliers Home Cemetery.
At the church the Lady Order of Owls added to the funeral service from their ritual and at the cemtery a ritualistic burial service was read by Royal Neighbors, concluding with a final prayer and commital services by Rev. Fischer. The funeral was under the direction of Sherman and Son.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Rochester, June 18, 1836. When eight years of age her family moved to Beliot, Wis., and lived there until she married Enoch Phillips October 26, 1885. After living there for several years she with her husband and two children moved to the state of Minnesota where they resided during the civil war. Mrs Phillips heroically braved the battle of hardships and poverty while her husband was at the front in the Civil War. In 1896 the family came west to Flathead county and since May 10, 1910 she has resided at the Soldiers Home. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and three sons.
Daniel Dobell (1806 - 1875)
Enoch Phillips (1835 - 1914)*
Daniel Elmer Phillips (1860 - 1944)*
Irvin Alfred Phillips (1865 - 1929)*
Laura Lucretia Phillips Bohannon (1867 - 1949)*
Clara Grace Elizabeth Phillips Curtis (1869 - 1938)*
Glenn H Phillips (1877 - 1960)*
Gertrude W Phillips Curtis (1879 - 1956)*
Melissa Dobell Phillips (1836 - 1926)
Eliza Ann Dobell Phillips (1838 - 1874)*
Diana Dobell (1844 - 1850)*
Montana Veterans Home Cemetery
Created by: Fayth Evjen
Record added: Nov 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8104828