Edward Clifford Phillips

Edward Clifford Phillips

Birth
Long Point, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Mar 1919 (aged 57)
Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 54619961 · View Source
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Married Nov. 4, 1885 to Sue L. Norris.
Father of two sons, Hobart and Charles, and two daughters, Fannie and Dorothy.

(Posted courtesy of the Table Rock Historical Society.)

TABLE ROCK ARGUS, Mar. 28, 1919.

A Drive To Death

E. C.Phillips, a Well-Known Citizen, Instantly Killed

Others Injured.

One of the saddest accidents that ever happened in Table Rock occurred on Sunday afternoon about 5 o'clock, when an automobile, driven by Phillip Asher, ran off a bridge between the farm homes of Edgar and Fred Woods, two and one-half miles west of this city, and causing the instant death of one person and the injury of four others.
The dead:
E. C. PHILLIPS
Injured:
MRS. D. C. PHILLIPS
HOBART PHILLIPS
MRS. CLARA SCISM
MRS. PHILLIP ASHER
The party left the Presbyterian church in the interest of the New Era drive, and were going north on the road running past the woods farms, and as they approached the bridge, Mr. Asher, who was driving, sought to guide the car out of a rut in which it was running and thought he was too near one side and turned to the other side, so that the car ran off the bridge and overturned , pinning Mr. Phillips beneath its weight and later it was found his neck was broken and when assistance came and the car was lifted from him, two little gasps escaped him, and life was gone from the broken and bruised body.
Mr.Phillips was holding his son Hobart on his lap and when he saw an accident was about to occur he threw the boy to the bank out of danger and the lad sustained only minor injuries.
Mrs. Phillips sustained bruises about the head and body which, together with the nervous shock kept her confined to bed until Wednesday but no bones were broken.
Mrs. Claire E. Scism, a sister of Mrs. Phillips, was struck on the face and her nose was broken, sustaining very severe and painful injuries.
Mrs. Asher was bruised about the head and body but her injuries are not thought to be serious, and after spending the night at the McCrea hospital was taken to her home.
Mr. Asher was not hurt, aside from the shock he received.
The car was badly damaged.
Help arrived, Drs. McCrea and Saville of this city, and Boyer of Pawnee, were summoned, and injured ones given attention, and were later taken to their homes.
The body of Mr. Phillips was taken to the undertaking rooms of Frank Kovanda, where it was embalmed and later taken to his home to await burial.
Edward Clifford Phillips was born at Long Point, Illinois, March 28, 1861, and would have been 58 years old today. Came to Table Rock with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Phillips in 1882; was united in marriage to Miss Sue Norris, November 4, 1885; four children were born to this union: Charles, of San Francisco; Mrs. Fannie Cherry, Dorothy and Hobart. His aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Phillips, is still living at the age of 77; two brothers, J. B. Phillips, of this city, John Phillips, of Minneapolis; four sisters, Mrs. S. A. Bosserman, Lincoln, Mrs. Eva Hollenbeck, St. Joseph, Mrs. Jennie Colehower, of Long Point, Ill., and Mrs. Ida Norris of this city, survive him, and all are present for the funeral, except Mrs. Colehower.
For many years Mr. Phillips was an elder in the Presbyterian church and it was while on a mission for the church that he lost his life. For years he was a deputy master worker for the A.O.U.W. lodge and in that capacity traveled over Nebraska, forming a wide acquaintance throughout the state.
He was a great lover of music, possessed a good tenor voice and there was nothing he enjoyed more than to engage in singing. In talking with the writer the night before his death he said "I love those old sacred songs, and there is nothing I love so much as to sing them." For many years he was leader of the choir of the Presbyterian church of this city.
He was a splendid citizen, honorable in all his transactions, and firm in his convictions of right. To his church he gave faithful allegiance and a consistent life. As husband and father he was loving and tender and in every walk of life he will be missed by the people of this community.
Relatives who are from abroad to attend the funeral are: his son, Charles E. Phillips, San Francisco, who has been in army service at Camp Sam Houston, from which he was discharged last Monday; John Phillips, Minneapolis; Mrs. Walter Hollenbeck, daughter Alma and son, Arthur, Mrs. W. J. VanAndle and two children,Mrs. Warren Hurst, St. Joseph; Mrs. Gertrude Cotton, Brush, Col.; Captain and Mrs. C. C. Norris, Omaha; Mrs. S. A. Bosserman, Lincoln and her daughter, Mrs. Lela Hoag, the latter's daughter, Serise, and baby son, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Eunice Peters, Papillion; Aylwin Scism, Council Bluffs.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:33, at the Presbyterian church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. B. Cherry; interment in Table Rock cemetery, under auspices of Masonic order.



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  • Created by: Luella Hinrichsen
  • Added: 7 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54619961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Clifford Phillips (28 Mar 1861–24 Mar 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54619961, citing Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Luella Hinrichsen (contributor 47218988) .