Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University included a Strangite Collection, which included a letter to Stanley Johnson (now an elder -- September 18, 1938) from Clement Strang (son of James Jesse Strang). Included in the "old letters" was a reference to a niece, Zilfa, as well as Zilfa's parents, Eugenia and Thomas Phillips.
In a letter Clement Strang mentioned that his niece Zilfa was columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1940 Zilfa was living in San Francisco and was identified as a newspaper editor.United States Census, 1940
name: Zilfa Estourt
event place: Assembly District 25, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California
marital status: Widowed
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (standardized): Head
estimated birth year: 1884
residence in 1935: Same House
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Zilfa Estourt F 56 Wisconsin
mother Eugenia Phillips F 83 Wisconsin
lodger Byron Marconnier M 45 New York
The Phillips family, including Thomas, Eugenia, Zilfa, Thomas, Benjamin, and Theodore Phillips, as well as mother-in-law Phoebe [Wright] Jessie, was living in Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington, in 1900.
Zilpha E. Phillips, a widow, married Harry S. Estcourt, a widower, in 1921 in Victoria, BC, Canada:
Thomas Phillips died in 1925, Eugenia Phillips died in 1946 and Zilfa Estcourt died in 1959.