08 December 2012

Strang Relations: The Phillips Family

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
gender: Female
age: 56
marital status: Widowed
race (standardized): White
relationship to head of household (standardized): Head
birthplace: Wisconsin
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.

United States Census, 1910
name: Zilpha E Phillips
birthplace: Wisconsin
residence: Tacoma Ward 1, Pierce, Washington
marital status: Single
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Thomas H Phillips M 58y Wisconsin
wife Eugenia J Phillips F 53y Wisconsin
dau Zilpha E Phillips F 26y Wisconsin
son Raphael T Phillips M 18y Wisconsin
son Benjimin W Phillips M 16y Minnesota
son Theodore F Phillips M 13y Utah*
Pheobe A Jessie F 73y Canada

*[Note: d. 1937; mother's last name given as Strang]

Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926
gender: Female
birth date: 03 May 1883
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Thomas Henry Phillips
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's name: Emma Eugenie Jesse
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Zilpha E. Phillips, a widow, married Harry S. Estcourt, a widower, in 1921 in Victoria, BC, Canada:

British Columbia, Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932
event date: 14 Jul 1921
event place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
estimated birth year: 1877
birthplace: Bowling Green, New York [sic] Kentucky
marital status: Widowed
father: Harry James Estcourt
mother: Zielfa Delia Gardner
spouse: Zilfa Eugenia Phillips
spouse's estimated birth year: 1885
spouse's birthplace: Black River Falls, Wisconsin
spouse's marital status: Widowed
spouse's father: Thomas R Phillips
spouse's mother: Eugenia I  J.?

Thomas Phillips died in 1925, Eugenia Phillips died in 1946 and Zilfa Estcourt died in 1959.

See other Strang related posts here and here.

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