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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ John Edward Phillips ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Phillips, John Edward
BORN: 15 Apr 1844 DIED: 20 Dec 1926 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Zena, Polk Co., Oregon

1850 OR CENSUS – John E. Phillips (3y, b Oregon) enumerated with John (32y, b England, occupation farmer), Sisly (32y, b England), George W. (8y, b Missouri), Sarah A. (6y, b Missouri), and Eliza J. (2y, b Oregon)

1860 OR CENSUS – J.C. Philips (16y, b Missouri) enumerated with John (43y, b England, occupation carpenter), Elizabeth (39y, b England), E.J. [Elizabeth Jane] (12y, b Oregon), G.W. [George] (10y, b Oregon), M.J. [Mary Julia] (8y, b Oregon), M.C. [Martha] (6y, b Oregon), Charles (5y, b Oregon), Amelia (4y, b Oregon) and Samuel (3y, b Oregon)

1870 OR CENSUS – John E. Phillips (25y, b Missouri) enumerated with John (55y, b England), Elizabeth (50y, b England), Charles (15y, b Oregon), Amelia (14y, b Oregon), Samuel (13y, b Oregon), Annie (9y, b Oregon) and Cornelia (5y, b Oregon)

1st MARRIAGE - John E. Phillips & Jennie A. Skaife m 14 Nov 1876 at house of Robert Skaife; P.S. Knight, MG. Wit: Mary F. Skaife & Chas Phillips

1880 OR CENSUS – John E. Phillips (35y, b Missouri, occupation farmer enumerated with wife Jennie (29y, b Iowa)

2nd MARRIAGE - John W. Phillips & Mrs Clara Dawson m 4 July 1895, Polk co, Oregon

1900 OR CENSUS - John Phillips, age 56, occupation farmer, b. Apr 1844 in Missouri, is enumerated with his wife of 4 years, Clara, age 51, mother of 1, b. Dec 1848 in England.

1910 OR CENSUS – John E. Phillips (66y, b Missouri, married 15y, second marriage) enumerated with wife Clara C. (62y, b England, second marriage, mother of 1 child)

1920 OR CENSUS – John E. Phillips (75y, b Missouri) enumerated with wife Clara (64y, b England, immigrated 1892, naturalized 1895) 


OSBH DC (Polk County 1926) #134 - John Edward Phillips, male, farmer, married, b. 15 Apr 1844 in St. Louis, Missouri, d. 20 Dec 1926 near Zena, Oregon at the age of 82 yrs (lived in town 79 yrs, name of father John Phillips (b. England), maiden name of mother Elizabeth Church (b. England), interment Zena; informant Mrs. Greta Hiatt of Salem.


John E. Phillips, a pioneer of 1845, died December 20 at his farm home near Zena, in the vicinity of Salem. He was 82 years of age.
Mr. Phillips was born in St. Louis, Mo., and crossed the plains with his parents in 1845. Joe Meek was the leader of the caravan. The family settled first at Oregon City, then moved to St. Paul, where his father, John Phillips, finished the first church built in Oregon. In 1847 the family moved to the vicinity of Zena, where Mr. Phillips has resided continuously since that date.
Mr. Phillips was married in 1876 to Jane Skaife. She died in 1893. He later married Mrs. Clara Dawson, who survives him. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Greta Hiat Dawson of Portland.
Oregonian 29 Dec 1926


John E. Phillips
1844 - 1926


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1926) #134

1850 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#166)

1860 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#226)

1870 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#320)

Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1889, page 72

1880 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Bethel, ED 102, FA#39)

Polk Co, Oregon Marriage Records, Vol 4
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Spring Valley, ED 172, sheet 1B) 

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 252, sheet 3B)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 365, sheet 3B)

OREG 29 Dec 1926
OREG 1 Feb 1959, 31:3-7

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