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Joseph PHILLIPS

Joseph PHILLIPS

Male 1872 - 1940  (68 years)

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  • Name Joseph PHILLIPS  [1
    • SA Genealogy - PHILLIPS,Joseph - Year of Birth 1872 FATHER William PHILLIPS, MOTHER Charity BATH, REGISTERED district Daly Reg No.106/255
    Nickname Joe 
    Born 15 Feb 1872  Wallaroo SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 20 Feb 1940  Dowerin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    9 days before death. A letter from Jo [JOE PHILLIPS] to Kate.[3rd wife-Kate SIMS] Dear Kate Your welcome letter to hand. Sorry to hear xxxx is still having trouble with her breast. Hope it is soon alright. Had a letter from Will and he is OK very pleased as his son will after five years is expecting a Phillips. So Will said he hopes to a see a Phillips in the family yet. The weather is just summer weather at the present. I am feeling OK since Friday. Friday afternoon I left off work for a couple of hours but felt fine ever since. I killed 3 sheep yesterday and never felt any pain - so I am hoping it is going away. Most probably I may go away for a holiday next year. Mot much doing at the moment but otherwise we are alright. Love to Olive and Bert and family, Jack and Tops and Betty, Beattie Dick and family and others and yourself. Your loving husband. XXX Joseph Back of page: Nothing doing here so stay as long as you feel like. Father.  
    Cause of death 29 Feb 1940  Dowerin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arthroclerosis, CCFailure due to Aortic Incompetence.  
    Died 29 Feb 1940  Wyalkatchem WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Biography Notes 1 Mar 1940  Wyalkatchem WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Trove-DEATH-The West Australian, Fri 1 Mar 1940 Page 1. Phillips. On February 29 at Wyalkatchem Hospital. Joseph, dearly beloved husband of Kate, loving father of Harvey, Beatrice, John, Alec, Dick, don, Olive, Evelyn, tom, Leola and Kath; aged 68years. RIP 
    Buried 1 Mar 1940  Minnivale WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Biography Notes 2 Mar 1940  Wyalkatchem WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dowerin Guardian Newspaper 9th March 1940, p1.
    OBITUARY - J PHILLIPS
    The funeral of the late Mr J Phillips, who passed away in the Wyalkatchem hospital on February 29th after a short illness, took place at Minnivale Cemetery on March 1st.
    Deceased had spent a large part of his life time in this district and was 68 years of age. He first settled in the Hindmarsh District SA over 30 years ago and pioneered a successful farm out of the then bush lands. After a number of years of farming. Mr Phillips moved into Minnivale, town and established a butchery business there, which he carried on successfully up till the time of his death.
    During his life in Minnivale the late Mr Phillips was always ready to help any movement for the good of the town and district. The suddenness of his passing came as a great shock to everyone who knew him and it leaves another gap in the ranks of the pioneers.
    The funeral service was attended by a large gathering. After a short and impressive service held in the Methodist Church the cortege move to the Methodist portion of the Minnivale Cemetery Where his remains were laid out rest. The Rev V Deakin who officiated at the church and graveside, paid a tribute to the deceased's stirling qualities.
    The deceased leaves a widow and grown up family to mourn their loss and to whom the district extends the deepest sympathy. At the funeral the chief mourner were, Mrs K Phillips (widow), Harvey, Jack and Tom (sons), Beatrice, Olive, Evelyn, Leola (sic Leola) and Kathleeen (daughters), Don and Dick (stepsons) and Mrs J (Laura) Phillips (daughter-in-law.
    The pall bearers were - PS Howard, T Hesford, MJ O'Loghlen, G Don, A Curadale, W Oaten, T Hennessy and S Williams.
    Floral tributes were sent by the following - Harvey, Jack, Laura, little Ann and Kevan, Olive, Bert and family, Evelyn, Jack and little Betty, Don and Alisa, Dennis and Dorothy, Alice, Charlie and family, CWA Minnivale, Norman and Hilda Edwards and family, "Snow", Mr and Mrs BC Smith, Mr & Mrs Clem Smith, and Peggy, M Hesford and Sons, Mr and Mrs Lynn and family, Mr and Mrs Jack O'Loghlen, Mr and Mrs O'Loghlen and family, Mr and Mrs HL Avery, Colin Avery, Mr and Mrs Cliff Lowndes, Mr and Mrs G Don, Mr and Mrs G Keeley, Mr and Mrs EB Metcalf, Mr and Mrs AA Wickenden and family, Mr and Mrs Frank Metcalf and family.
    Funeral arrangements were carried out by LG Hannd, funeral director, of Dowerin.  
    Will 1940's  Dowerin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WILL-a transcript in care of Ian Barnes (relative) SRO-ITEM-1940/094 
    Will 1940's  Dowerin WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WILL-a transcript in care of Ian Barnes (relative) SRO-ITEM-1940/094 
    Person ID I-3084  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2021 

    Father William PHILLIPS 
    Relationship -3118 
    Mother Charity BATH 
    Relationship -3118 
    Family ID F-3118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Agnes STURGEON,   b. 1 May 1876, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1914, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1897  Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • TROVE-MARRIAGE-THE WEST AUSTRALIAN, Wed 29 Sep1897 page 4 Family Notices. PHILLIPS STURGEON - On the 28th instant, at Fremantle by the Rev G Pitts, Joseph and second son of William Phillips, Esq JP of Wallaroo SA, to Frances Agnes, second daughter of George Harvey Sturgeon of Fremantle WA
    Children 
     1. William Harvey PHILLIPS, Private ,   b. 21 Aug 1903, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1964, Hilton Park WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  []
     2. Beatrice Lillian PHILLIPS,   b. 15 Jul 1906, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1994, Fremantle WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +3. John Bath PHILLIPS,   b. 31 Jul 1912, Northam WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1997, Karrakatta WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  []
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 09:29:05 
    Family ID F-1016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Agnes GOWIN,   b. 1875,   d. 30 Apr 1921, Northam WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1917  Hindmarsh SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • At Leola farm, Hindmarsh which is 10 km east of Dowerin in Western Australia.
    Children 
     1. Leola Corbett PHILLIPS  []
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2021 08:08:22 
    Family ID F-3119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Kate RODWELL,   b. 17 Jun 1882, Portsea Island Hampshire UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1968, Mt Henry WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 6 May 1922  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Wedding:(3rd) Groom:Phillips,Joseph Bride:Sims,Kate at Perth WA Reg No.473 Year:1922
    Residence Leola Farm Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The electoral roll for Toodyay/Swan/WA has Kate & Joseph Phillips as residing on the Leola Farm, Hindmarsh via Dowerin. He was recorded as a farmer and she was a housewife. 
    Children 
    +1. Kathleen Florence PHILLIPS  []
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2021 09:29:56 
    Family ID F-2784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0244 - Edward Abbott & Louise Alberta, nee Sturgeon
    0244 - Edward Abbott & Louise Alberta, nee Sturgeon
    This photo, from page 337 of the BRB, was labelled "Joe & Frances (nee McLean) Phillips" - but this is probably not correct.
    MISTAKEN NAME?: Joe Phillips married Frances Agnes Sturgeon, not Frances McLean. There is a Frances McLean in the family tree (actually Elizabeth Frances McLean, known as Lizzie) and she happens to have been born in the same year and same place as Frances Agnes Sturgeon (actually Lizzie McLean was born on 3rd Sept 1876 in Angus Plains, and Frances Sturgeon was born on 1st May 1876 in Strathalbyn). However Lizzie McLean never married. The compiler of the BRB, Alf McLean was the nephew of Lizzie and he knew her personally so he would not have had her in mind for being married to Joe Phillips. To leave no doubt, Alf placed the photo on the same page as Frances Sturgeon's parents. Perhaps that is where the typo occurred because her mother was a McLean.
    MISTAKEN IMAGE?: This photo does not look much like the other photos of Joseph Phillips. "He had a moustache all his life - except for a brief time in the Kalgoorlie Goldfields when he had a beard" (Ian Barnes email on 4th Jan 2021).
    SOLUTION?: Maybe the BRB had incorrectly transposed two photos of two sisters - Louise Alberta (Berta) Sturgeon and…
    ww - Elizabeth Phillips & Joe Phillips - married 1917 in Hindmarsh in WA
    ww - Elizabeth Phillips & Joe Phillips - married 1917 in Hindmarsh in WA
    Elizabeth Agnes PHILLIPS (formally Corbett nee Gowen/Cowen) on her marriage to Joe Phillips 27 Jan 1917 at Hindmarsh WA (10 kms east of Dowerin)
    Source: From Ian Barnes, email 1st Jan 2021
    ww - Kate and Joe PHILLIPS 1932 Xmas
    ww - Kate and Joe PHILLIPS 1932 Xmas
    Source: Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.
    ww - Joseph Phillips x Stephen Phillips - late 1940s possibly
    ww - Joseph Phillips x Stephen Phillips - late 1940s possibly
    Source: Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.
    ww - PHILLIPS  Joseph  1891-1894 in Adelaide
    ww - PHILLIPS Joseph 1891-1894 in Adelaide
    Source: Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021.
    ww - Joseph Phillips 1917
    ww - Joseph Phillips 1917
    Source: Ian Barnes email 4th Jan 2021
    ww - Joseph Phillips & Frances (nee Sturgeon) - Fremantle 1989
    ww - Joseph Phillips & Frances (nee Sturgeon) - Fremantle 1989
    This was labelled "Ted Abbott & Bertha (nee Sturgeon)" on page 338 of BRB whereas it was probably Joseph Phillips & Frances Sturgeon as labelled by Ian Barnes (email 1st Jan 2021)
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    Documents
    ww - Joseph Phillips - death notices & burial- 29th Feb 1940 in Wyalkatchem
    ww - Joseph Phillips - death notices & burial- 29th Feb 1940 in Wyalkatchem
    Source: Ian Barnes email 1st Jan 2021

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017 -evidence pending, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      DEATH 1940, Joseph Phillips, RegDistrict;Northam WA, RegNo:59


    3. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017 -evidence pending.

    4. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017 -evidence pending, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      Ian Barnes states on his paperwork: "visited and sighted" (the burial site) updated 16 Apr 2017.

    5. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017 -evidence pending, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/, 29 Jul 2017 Ian Barnes WA (family member of this p.
      Ian Barnes states on his paperwork: WA BDM ;Fremantle District 1897 RegNo:564 his records state updated 16 Apr 2017.

    6. [S-57] FS Ian Barnes (WAGS Member) Emaild Nov 2017 -evidence pending, Email on 1st Jan 2021.