Dr. Benjamin A. Phillips


Dr. Benjamin A. Phillips



Dr. Benjamin A. Phillips

Dr. Phillips practiced medicine in the town of Matagorda in the early 1900ís.  He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and was a beloved doctor and friend to the Matagorda Community. His marker has a masonic symbol on it.

Benjamin A. Phillips
b 20 May 1867 near Hope, Hempstead County, AR
d 12 Sep 1938 in Houston, Harris Co., TX
He was the son of David Franklin Phillips (b 19 May 1837 GA - d 1 Jan 1909 Coryell Co., TX) and Nancy Ann America Phillips (b 21 Apr 1836 Houston, GA d 21 Mar 1911 Coryell Co., TX)
Their children were:
Dora Mae Phillips
Lewis Phillips
Mattie Phillips
Benjamin A. Phillips
Nannie Belle Phillips
Henry B. Phillips
Della Phillips
Ella Phillips
Della Phillips
Juddie Lee Phillips
Claude H. Phillips

Spanish-American War - Pvt. Benjamin "B. A." Phillips - Co. M., 2nd Texas Infantry - Hospital Corps

1910 Matagorda County Census
Dr. Benjamin Phillips, age 41, divorced, b Arkansas, GA, TX, Physician

Dr. B. A. Phillips went to Galveston Friday to attend the cotton carnival, and from there he will visit relatives in interior Texas expecting to be absent for about fifteen days. --Matagorda County Tribune, August 5, 1910

1920 Matagorda County Census -  Gulf
B. A. Phillips, age 53, b Ireland, Ireland, Ireland, Dr. Medicine

Mr. Amos Adams happened to a mighty serious accident at Wadsworth on Monday morning. While doing some carpenter work he had the misfortune to cut off part of his thumb on the right hand. He was brought here immediately to Dr. Phillips but as it had to be amputated and two doctors were necessary he was taken to Bay City after Dr. Phillips had bandaged it up good to stand the trip back. Mr. Adams has many friends in Matagorda who will regret to hear of his ill luck. --Matagorda News, March 21, 1913

Dr. B. A. Phillips and Mr. George Sargent left Sunday for Dallas to attend the meeting of Scottish Rite Masons. --Matagorda News, April 26, 1913

Dr. Phillips and Mr. George Sargent returned Sunday from a business trip to Dallas. --Matagorda News, May 2, 1913

Dr. B. Phillips left Monday for a vacation in Houston and Galveston. --Matagorda County News and Midcoast Farmer, May 22, 1914

Dr. B. A. Phillips has returned from a brief trip to Galveston. --Matagorda County Tribune, June 15, 1923

Dr. Phillips died of congestive heart failure in Houston at Jefferson Davis Hospital. His address in Houston was 712 LaBranch in Houston. He  was buried in the Berg Plot in Section D of Matagorda Cemetery.

Dr. B. A. Phillips, who was a practicing M. D. in the town of Matagorda for a number of years, but for the past seven years has been a resident of Houston, died there, Monday morning at one o'clock. The present plans are to inter his body in the Matagorda cemetery at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, Tuesday, unless his people decide otherwise. --Matagorda Column, The Daily Tribune, September 15, 1938


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Jan. 19, 2014
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