Biography of Zachary T. Phillips
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





ZACHARY TAYLOR PHILLIPS, * general merchant at Irvona, Pa., is one of the enterprising young business men of this place and at present is serving in the office of borough auditor, having been elected to the same on the Republican ticket. He was born at Jeff ries, Clearfielci county, Pa., August 22, 1886, and is a son of John H. and Elizabeth (Lowford) Phillips.

John H. Phillips was born in Clearfield county, Pa., in 1855. His father died when he was young and his mother married Henry Hangham, who lived and died in Clearfield county. His widow survives and is now eighty years of age. John H. Phillips was a farmer for a number of years and then engaged in merchandising at Jeifries, from which place he came to Irvona, where he still lives now retired after twenty years of active business life. He married Elizabeth Lowford, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Low ford, who were early settlers near Jeff ries. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have four children: Zachary T.; Charles E., who is a business man of Clearfield, married Sophia Hampton; Charles E., who is employed in the clay works at Jeifries, married first Edith Hace, and second Mrs. Boyer; and Sophronia Sarah, who is the wife of Edwin Newton, of Philadelphia, formerly of Clearfield.

Zachary T. Phillips was fifteen years of age when he accompanied his father to Irvona and assisted in the latter's store until 1908, when he purchased it and succeeded. He does a safe and satisfactory business and as a citizen is interested in all that concerns the development of the place.

In December, 1902, Mr. Phillips was married to Miss Annie Fitzgerald, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Fitzgerald, and they have four children: Mary Elizabeth, Catherine Ellen, Rose Audrey and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are members of the Presbyterian church. He is identified with the A. O. K. of M. C. of Irvona, No. 152, Mattawanna Castle.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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