Biography of Alonzo W. Phillips
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Alonzo W. Phillips, who has served as chief of the Wellsville FireDepartment for 22 years, is a prominent pioneer citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Portsmouth, Ohio, March 20, 1856, and is a son of Alonzo W. and Nancy (Boyd) Phillips.

Alonzo W. Phillips, deceased, was a native of Ohio, where he spent his entire life as a farmer. He died in 1858 and his wife died in 1919. Alonzo W., the subject of this sketch, was their only child.

Alonzo W. Phillips was educated in the schools of Pennsylvania and in 1876 enlisted in the army and served with Company F, Eighth Cavalry, being stationed in Texas, during the uprising of the Indians. He was discharged in December, 1878, and until 1881 was engaged in the restaurant business at Zelienople, Pa. He then located in Wellsville and spent 18 years in the employ of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company as an engineer. In 1903 he was appointed chief of the fire department.

On Jan. 1, 1890, Mr. Phillips was married to Miss Caroline Lintz, the daughter of Peter and Nancy (Rutter) Lintz, natives of Pennsylvania, now deceased. Mrs. Phillips was born Dec. 7, 1850, and died Dec. 4, 1921. She is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Phillips six children were born: Harry Oliver, lives in Yellow Creek Township, Columbiana County; Clarence and Virginia, both deceased; Alonzo W. Jr., lives with his father; William E. lives at Louisville, Ohio; and Nettie, married William Leese, lives in East Liverpool.

Mr. Phillips was married June 7, 1925, to Mrs. Sylvia Buchaman, a native of West Virginia.

Mr. Phillips is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He performs his duties of office faithfully and has many friends who hold him in high esteem.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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