Biography of Edward M. Phillips
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Phillips, Edward Marion, was born in Taunton, September 29, 1859, a son of Capt. J. B. and Maria D. (Burt) Phillips. His early education was obtained in the public schools of Taunton and the Bristol Academy. At the close of his school days he went with his father in a coasting vessel and followed the sea for about five years and then went with Briggs & Co. as weighing clerk at their mill. Later he was employed by the Taunton Stove Lining Co. and stayed with them until 1883, when he, with his brother, J. Arthur Phillips, engaged in the grocery and provision business for themselves and have continued it up to the present time. Mr. Phillips is a member of Sabbatia Lodge, I. O. O. F., Naomi Encampment and the A.OJLW. He married Emma H., daughter of John and Maria (Wyman) Trussel of Bucksport, Maine, and they have one daughter, Addle Maria.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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