Location: United Kingdom

Saturday, July 22, 2006

John Edwin Phillips 1885 - 1958

My maternal Grandfather.

Born in Leicester on February 28th 1885.

He married Florence Annie Foss atLeicester Registry Office on March 28th 1932 and had two children Jean and Elizabeth (Betty).

John was married before as he is listed as a widower on his marriage certificate. Aunt Bet thinkd he also had a son that died in childhood from this previous marriage but I have yet to confirm this.

John was the son of Edwin Ryder Phillips (1863) and Emily Bishop (1862) and had the following siblings:
  1. Ethel born 1884
  2. Gertrude born 1891 died in 1901?
  3. Joy born 1896
  4. Ivy born 1896
In the 1901 census (aged 16) he is recorded as living at 93 Graham Street, and working as a moulder in a shoe factory alongside other family members , and Grandma Emma Bishop resides with them.

He died on his granddaughter (Linda Margaret's) first birthday - May 20th 1958, aged 73.


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