|IZIDORIO G. PHILLIPS.|
Izidorio G. Phillips is a farmer residing twelve miles
southwest of Glenrock, where he has important agricultural interests.
He was born in the Azores islands on the 4th of April, 1866, and was
educated in the public schools of his native country. In 1883, when
seventeen years of age, he bade adieu to friends and native isle and
came to the United States, locating on Chugwater creek, in what was
then Albany but is now Platte county, Wyoming. “Portuguese
Phillips,” the noted government scout, was an uncle of
Mr. Phillips, and during his first two years spent in America the
latter was employed by his uncle. From 1885 until 1889 he worked for
Major Wolcott and on the 8th of January of the latter year filed on a
homestead where he now lives. He established himself in the
cattle and horse business and has since been identified with that
industry. He came into Wyoming carrying his pack on his back and
could not speak a word of English. Today he is a fair English scholar
and one of the successful business men of this section of the state.
He owns five hundred and twenty acres of deeded land and holds two
thousand acres of state land under lease. He is thus extensively
connected with farming and live stock interests having large herds of
cattle upon his place. He is also the president of The Willows Oil
Company and is regarded as one of the substantial business men and
representative citizens of Converse county.
On November 20, 1907, Mr.. Phillips was married to Mrs. Evelyn Hollman. has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to the new world, for he found here business opportunities which have led him step by step out of humble surroundings into the field of large activity and enterprise. He is loyal in matters of citizenship, feeling that he owes his allegiance to the country in which he has found the opportunity for business advancement and whose advantages he has enjoyed since leaving his native land. In all that he undertakes he is actuated by a spirit of progressiveness that has resulted in the attainment of substantial success.