Biography of David F. Phillips
Jefferson County, NY Biographies





David Foster Phillips, of Watertown, has been identified with the paper industry practically his entire life, and is secretary of the Brownville Board Company, of Brownville, N. Y. He was born at Antwerp, Jefferson County, Oct. 12, 1866, the son of William D. and Emmaretta V. (Foster) Phillips.

William D. Phillips and his wife were natives of Jefferson County. He was born at Lyme, and engaged in general farming until his death in 1921. He was a Civil War veteran, having served as a sergeant in the Tenth New York Heavy Artillery. He was a well known resident of this section of the State. His wife, born at Theresa, died in 191.4.

D. Foster Phillips attended the public schools and Ives Seminary, and took a special course in business training. Most of his business career has been spent in the paper mills. For a number of years he was secretary of the Newton Falls Paper Company, and left that concern in 1911 to become identified with the Brownville Board Company. In 1915 Mr. Phillips was elected secretary of the company and still serves in that capacity. This concern, with which J. Munson Gamble is prominently identified, is one of the most important business enterprises in Brownville.

In 1890 Mr. Phillips married Miss Addie M. Bullis, of Plessis, Jefferson County, the daughter of Rev. Peter and Cynthia (McCrea) Bullies. They have two children: Crandall F., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; and Rhetta A.

Fraternally, Mr. Phillips is affiliated with Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. & A. M.; Watertown Chapter No. 59, R. A. M.; Watertown Commandery K. T. No. 11; and Media Temple. He is a Republican and a member and trustee of Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Watertown.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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