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Fayette County, Iowa
Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910
Author: G. Blessin
B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Vol. I, Biographical Sketches
Everett Madison Phillips
The following is a brief sketch of one who, by close attention to business, has achieved marked success in business affairs and risen to an honorable position among the enterprising men of the city with which his interests are identified. It is a plain record, rendered remarkable by no strange or mysterious adventure, no wonderful or lucky accident and no tragic situation. Everett Madison Phillips, the well known druggist of West Union, Fayette county, is one of those estimable characters whose integrity and strong personality force them into an admirable notoriety which their modesty never seeks.
Mr. Phillips was born in this city which has always been his place of residence, on September 14, 1867, and he is the son of Everett Noah and Emma (Cox) Phillips, the former born at Laporte, Indiana, and the latter at Huntingdonshire, England. The father was a soldier in the Civil war, having come to America when young and proved true to his adopted country. He made a good soldier and was first sergeant of Captain Stafford's Company H, Eighteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. The date of his enlistment was July 7, 1862, and he served faithfully for a period of three years, being honorably discharged from the service of the United States on May 13, 1863, at Springfield, Missouri, by reason of a gunshot wound in the right leg, received at the battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863, which finally resulted in his death on July 8, 1879, at Boulder, Colorado. He was postmaster of West Union at the time of his death, and was a well known, highly respected and honest man. His widow still lives in this city. Two of their sons are practicing physicians in distant states.
Everett M. Phillips, of this review, was educated in the West Union public schools. Deciding upon a career as pharmacist as a life work, he was graduated i8n pharmacy in the Northwestern University at Chicago, Illinois, where he made an excellent record. He owned and operated successfully a drug store in West Union for several years. He was captain of Company G, Fourth Regiment Iowa National Guards, for one term and he is now agent of the United States Express Company at this place and district agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for northeast Iowa. He has built up a very satisfactory business and has become well known in these lines of endeavor.
Fraternally, Everett M. Phillips belongs to the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Mrs. Phillips is a leading member of the Wednesday Art Club. Politically, Mr. Phillips is a Republican.
Mr. Phillips was united in marriage with Anna Hines Lacy, on August 31, 1897. She is the daughter of Milo and Jennie Elizabeth (Hines) Lacy, an excellent family of West Union, Iowa.
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