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Samuel Phillips was born in Hawkins (prb. Hocking) County, Ohio, April 12, 1847, and departed this life October 29th, 1931, at the age of 84 years, 6 months, and 17 days.
Mr. Phillips was a Civil War Veteran, serving 2 years and 9 months in Co. K, 2nd Ohio. After the war he returned To Ohio and was married to Mary Kathleen Jarvin on January 22, 1866. From Ohio he moved to Iowa, living there until 1892, when he came to Oklahoma and settled on a farm five miles east of Okeene. He lived there until 1913, when he moved to Okeene.
His wife preceded him in death by seven years, passing away, July 30, 1924.
Mr. Phillips is survived by seven children. They are James Phillips, Greenville, Mo., Mrs Anna Filbert, Hennessey, Okla., Mrs. Rosa Rogers, Woodward, Okla., Oscar L. Phillips, Longdale, Okla., Chas. H. Phillips, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Lois Merker, Okeene, Okla., Alex Phillips, Oklahoma City, Okla.. Also 23 grand children and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the M.E. Church. He helped build the Craig Church, five miles east of Okeene, which later was consolidated with the Okeene M.E. Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the M.E. Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.L. Glass. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Honoray pall bearers were W.W. Haworth of Okeene, J.P.D. Mouriquand of Homestead, and Rev. J. Bailey of Supply, Civil War veterans, the latter being a comrade in arms. Pall bearers were veterans of the World War. R.F. Howley was the undertaker in charge. Submitted by Kim Phillips Randolph
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