Dr. D. W. Philips, who is actively engaged in the practice of medicine at Victor and also owns a store there,
was born in Ohio on the 19th of June, 1858, a son of E. W. and Jane (Galbreth) Philips, both natives of Pennsylvania,
who removed to Ohio in an early day in the history of that state. They continued to reside there until called to
the great beyond.
Dr. D. W. Philips was reared and educated in the Buckeye state and after completing his public school education
entered the medical department of Ohio State University, from which he was graduated on the 3d of March, 1885.
In the fall of that year he removed to Guernsey, Poweshiek county, Iowa, and there began his practice. After a
short time, however, he came to Iowa county and settled at Victor, where he remained for a year. He was next in
Kansas for two years but in 1888 returned to Victor and for the last twenty seven years has resided here, enjoying
a large and profitable practice. Moreover, he holds title to forty acres of good land in Iowa county and is a substantial
In 1888 Dr. Philips married Miss Anna Mintier, a native of Ohio and a daughter of James and Mary (Barnett) Mintier,
both natives of Ohio. They were highly esteemed in their locality and there was much regret when they were called
to the home beyond. Dr. and Mrs. Philips have had two children: Earle M., of Los Angeles, California; and Everett
W., who died when thirteen years of age.
Dr. Philips is a republican and has held a number of local offices. He has been county coroner, has served on the
town council and as mayor of Victor. For several years he was a member of the school board and has always taken
a keen interest in the welfare of the public school system. He and his wife are consistent members of the Congregational
church and he likewise belohgs to Sharon Lodge, No. 287, A. F. & A. M. He has a gratifying practice not only
in Iowa county but also in Poweshiek county, and his success in his profession is well deserved as he is constantly
studying to broaden his knowledge and is careful in diagnosis.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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