Notes for John Almond Phillips
1850 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN Household
#74 page 196
John T. Phillips, age 31, farmer, b. NC
Emiline, age 25, b. IN
James H., age 7, b. IN
William R., age 5, b. IN
John A., age 3, b., IN
1860 census Jennings, Scott Co., IN page 1071 Household 1181/1147
John T. Phillips, age 41, farmer, b. NC
Emeline, age 35, b. IN
James H., age 17, b. IN
William R., age 15, b. IN
John A., age 13, b. IN
George A., age 8, b. IN
1870 census Johnson, Scott Co., IN Household 504/502
John Redman, age 16, works on farm, b. IN
John T. Philips, age 51, farmer, b. NC
Emaline Redman, age 45, keeping house, b. IN
John Philips, age 22, works on farm, b. IN
George Philips, age 17, works on farm, b. IN
Mary Philips, age 3, b. IN
Married Viola Whitsett on November 11, 1874 in Scott Co., IN
United States Census Johnson, Scott, Indiana Page Number 32A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John PHILLIPPS Self M Male W 32 IN Huckster PA IN
Viola PHILLIPPS Wife M Female W 30 IN Keeping House IN IN
Flora G. PHILLIPPS Dau S Female W 4 IN IN IN
Charley PHILLIPPS Son S Male W 2 IN IN IN
Harry PHILLIPPS Son S Male W 4M IN IN IN
November 1881 - Viola died of typhoid
10, 1882 - married Lauretta Byron Harrod in Scott Co., IN
Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920
Title: Marriage Records 1848-1905 Books 3-7
Record Location: Scott County, Indiana Part I Index of Grooms Part II Index of Brides Compiled by Ruth M Slevin 1974
Spouse 1: Lauretta B Harrod
Spouse 2: Almond Phillips
Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1882
Original Source Page: 297
1900 census Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
531 w. Washington
John A. Phillips, head, Jan 1848, age 52, md 18 yrs, IN/NC/IN, occupation unreadable
Lauretta, wife, Aug 1848, age 51, md 18 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, IN/IN/OH
Laverne H. son, April 1889, age 11, IN/IN/IN
Homer C., son, July 1878, age 21, IN/IN/IN
Porter H., son, Feb 1880, age 20, IN/IN/IN
1910 census Lincoln, Hendricks Co.,
J. A. Phillips, head, age 61, 2nd marriage, md 27 yrs, IN/NC/KY, farmer
Lauretta B., wife, age 51, 1st marriage, md 27 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, IN/KY/OH
Laverne H. son, age 21, IN/IN/IN
April 17, 1913 - Lauretta died April 17, 1913 in California
John Almond married Lillie Harrod Davis - Ken Phillips book states that but she died 6 months after the marriage, but she is listed as Lilllie Davis, widowed, on the 1920 census of Osceola Co., Florida.
Ken Phillips book also states that John Almond Phillips died on April 29, 1917 at age 69 in (near) Los Angeles, CA, but he is listed on the 1920 census.
census Ladd Hill, Clackamas Co., Oregon Page 4a
Leverne H. Phillips, head, age 30, IN/IN/IN
Ruth E., wife, age 26, OR/IL/IN
Marjorie, daughter, age 1, OR/IN/OR
John A., father, age 72, widowed, IN/NC/KY
Family Tree" by John Phillips, 1986 & Ken & Lucille Phillips, 1994
JOHN ALMOND PHILLIPS was born in January 1848 near Deputy, Indiana. Like his three brothers, he went by his middle name. He became a huckster, then an auctioneer. He lived many places, often with relatives, who seemed to appreciate his good humor and jokes. He spent some time with brother Addison in Azalia, Indiana, probably before marrying Viola J. Whitsitt November 11, 1874 in Scott County, Indiana. "Ola" was born in 1847 to Allen Hill Whitsitt and the former Mary Jane Harrod. Almond and Ola had Flora Glenn in 1876, Homer Charles in 1878 and Porter H. in 1880, Viola died of typhoid in 1881 (see John T. Phillips in previous generation). On June 10, 1882 in Scott County, Almond married Lauretta B. Herrod, whom he had dated before he married Ola. Retta was born in August 1848. They had one child, La Verne in 1889.
In 1900 the family lived at 531 West Washington in Indianapolis. At one time or another, Almond also lived in Brownsburg, Indiana, where two of his children married and remained. When Porter and La Verne grew up and moved to the Los Angeles area, Retta so missed her son that she and Almond decided to move there, too. They got as far as Porter's home, where, Retta, who hadn't been well, became quite ill. On April 17, 1913, not long after her son La Verne came to visit, she died. Relatives say she probably was buried in California. Almond apparently stayed in California a few years, then lived with sister Mary's family in Indiana more than a year. While there, he began writing Retta's younger sister in Kansas. Her name is variously given as Rita or Lilly Herrod Davis. Her husband, Isaac Davis, had died not long before Almond began writing. After Almond went to Kansas to visit, he married Mrs. Davis. She died about six months later. Almond's niece Bernice Parker, remembered. Almond then " lived with son Porter near Los Angeles. On Sunday April 29, 1917, Almond went to church in San Bernardino, County, California. He returned to Porter's home, complained of indigestion, but remained cheerful. Finally he said he would take a nap. He died in bed of a heart attack that afternoon. He was 69. (John, Tom)
Note - As Almond was alive and listed on the 1920 census this death date is not correct. Possibly the story is correct with just the wrong year - April 29 also fell on a Sunday in 1923 and 1928.
From: Ivan Gonzalez [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:33 PM
To: Kari Northup
Subject: Re: lillie May Harrod
Kari, It appears by the 1920 census that lillie may is the widow of john A phillips and Tela is in FL.I still have not heard from John,but I did get some pics from another cousin,none of Laretta.
Scott Co, IN census, Jennings Tp, Enum. 1 June, Fam. #219.
Davis, Isaac A, Head, b Dec 1869, age 30, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Kentucky, Farmer
Lillie M, Wife, b Jany 1866, age 34, 0 ch, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Ohio
Mary J, Mother, b Aug 1847, age 52, Wd, 1 ch-1 lvg, b Kentucky, f b Ireland, m b England
Forsythe, James, Bordes [sic], b Mch 1883, age 17, b Illinois, f b Illinois, m b Indiana.
Scott Co, IN census, Jennings Tp, Dist. 139, Enum. 5 & 6 May, Fam. #235.
Davis, Isaac A, Head, age 40, Md-10y, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Kentucky, Farmer
Lillie M, Wife, age 44, Md-10y, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Ohio
Royal C, Son, age 7, b Indiana
Pearl L, Daughter,
age 1 & 10/12, b Indiana
Osceola Co, FL census, St. Cloud City, Dist. 130, Enum. 14 Jany, Fam. #475.
Davis, Lillie, Head, age 53, Wd, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Ohio, Keeper, Boarders
Pearl L, Daughter, age 11, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Indiana
Charles W, Son, age 9, b Indiana, f b Indiana, m b Indiana
Bach, Edith, Boarder, age 48, Wd, b New York, f b Germany, m b Germany
Hayes, Harry, Boarder, age 53, Wd, b Ohio, f b Pennsylvania; m b
Ohio, Merchant, Merchandise
Hayes, Clayton, Boarder, age 18, b Indiana, f b Ohio, m b Indiana
Smithson, Harry H, Boarder, age 76, Wd, b Ohio, f b England, m b Pennsylvania
Schuman, John, Boarder, age 83, Wd, b Penn, f b Penn, m b Penn.
From: Mike Phillips
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 3:20 PM
Subject: Phillips Family Tree
We have talked before but it has been awhile. I thought after looking at your web site with the information you have most all matches exactly as I have it except for a few minor details. I am copy you some of what I have and you can match it with your files. I have had fun today trying to sort this family out. John Phillips & I still think my Philomen and his Thomas H Phillips were brothers but we cannot find the exact link to prove it yet!!!!!!!!! The Greencastle Banner Graphic, Greencastle (Putman County) Indiana, December 11, 1986 P-14
ALDETH A. TEDROWE
Services for Aldeth A. Tedrowe, 66, Indianapolis, formerly of Brownsburg will be Thursday, December 11 at 10 a.m. in Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with Captain Greg Rose officiating. Burial will be in Brownsburg Cemetery.
Born at Brownsburg January 18, 1920, she was the daughter of Homer and Lottie Garner Phillips. She died Monday, December 8 in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Mrs. Tedrowe had been a resident of Indianapolis since 1962, moving from Brownsburg. She was a policy typist for Indiana Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Lynwood Christian Church and fulltime volunteer for the Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps, and also the American Heart Association.
Surviving are two sons; Sam Tedrowe and Jon Tedrowe, both of Indianapolis; daughter Judith Robb, Brownsburg, Eloise Weymouth and Kathleen Tedrowe, both of FL; two sisters, Helen (Truckness) Clinesmith, MD, and Irene Schecter, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
The Scottsburg Chronicle, Scottsburg (Scott County) Indiana, December 12, 1957
Friends and relatives of Homer Phillips of Brownsburg Ind. regret to learn of his sudden death in Arizona one day last week. Presumably, he passed away in his sleep. Last rites were held at Brownsburg early this week. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Almond Phillips and was reared in this neighborhood.
The Scottsburg Chronicle, Scottsburg (Scott County) Indiana, May 26, 1926
Mrs. Mary Christie has received word of the death of her brother, Almond Phillips, at Los Angeles, Calif., where he had resided the past few years with his son, Porter. He was well known in this county, where he had spent most of his life.