Biography of J. B. Phillips
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J. B. PHILLIPS, merchant, Mount Alton, was born in New Richmond. Crawford Co., Penn., April 1, 1856, a son of Ananias and Julia (Gale) Phillips. former a native of Washington county. N. Y., and latter of Plattsburg, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. His father located in Crawford county, Penn. when seventeen years of age, and was one of the pioneers of that county. He is a farmer by occupation, and is still living. For many years he was an official member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. and a prominent worker for the Republican party. J. B. Phillips was reared on the homestead farm, and obtained a common school education. At the age of sixteen years he apprenticed himself to a merchant at Mill Village, Erie Co., Penn., and remained with him three years. He was then in business for himself six years at the same place. In 1881 he came to Bradford, MeKean county, and, in connection with his brother, A. G. Phillips, engaged in the wholesale produce business. In the fall of the same year Mr. Phillips came to Mount Alton, and has since conducted his present general store, and is also engaged in lumbering. In 1876 he married Miss Clara, daughter of Gates H. and Sophia (Willey) Manross, natives of Erie county, and they have two children, Harry B. and an infant. Mr. Phillips is a supporter of the Republican party, and has served as school director of the township. He is trustee and steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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