Philip Phillips

Philip Phillips

Birth
Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1895 (aged 60)
Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Burial Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Plot V/58
Memorial ID 15746548 · View Source
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Phillips be­gan teach­ing sing­ing school at age 19. In 1860, he formed a part­ner­ship in Cin­cin­nati, Ohio, with Wm. Sum­ner & Co., un­der the firm name of Phill­ip Phill­ips & Co., to sell pian­os, or­gans, and Sun­day school song­books. Phillips fre­quent­ly in­tro­duced him­self in a town by put­ting a mel­o­de­on in a ve­hicle, park­ing on a prom­i­nent street cor­ner, and be­gin to sing and play. His mar­vel­ous voice drew large crowds.

In 1875, Phill­ips went on a tour of Aus­tral­ia, con­duct­ing over one hun­dred song ser­vic­es. He re­turned to New York two years lat­er, by way of Sri Lan­ka, In­dia, Ja­pan, Jeru­sa­lem, Egypt, It­a­ly, Eur­ope, and Eng­land. He wrote Round the World with De­scrip­tive Songs about the ex­per­i­ence.

Phillips' other books in­clude:

•New Stand­ard Sing­er (New York: 1868)
•Early Blos­soms
•Musical Leaves
•Singing Pil­grim
•Song Life­
•Song Ser­mons
•New Hymn and Tune Book
•Hallowed Songs
•Amer­i­can Sac­red Song­ster (sold over a mill­ion co­pies)
•Home Songs
•Temperance Songs
•Standard Gems
•Colonial Singer
•Interna­tional Song Ser­vice
•Our New Hymn­al
•Song Pil­grim­age Around the World (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Fair­banks, Palm­er & Com­pa­ny, 1880)
•Bright Gems (New York: Mast, Crow­ell & Kirk­pat­rick, 1887)
•Round the World with Phil­ip Phill­ips (New York: The Phil­lips Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1887)

- DM & BB

[Daily Public Ledger, Maysville, KY June 27, 1895 edition page 3]

Death notice:
" Phillip Phillips, the great evangelist, is dead. He was born in Chautauqua county, NY and was nearly 61 years old."


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  • Created by: Nathan Towne
  • Added: 14 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15746548
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Phillips (13 Aug 1834–25 Jun 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15746548, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Nathan Towne (contributor 46861750) .