PHILLIPS Charles Prosser (1882 – 1949)
Aug. 16, 1882
West Virginia, USA
Oct. 10, 1949
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Tuesday, 11 Oct 1949, pg. 16.
Rail Engineer Dies Suddenly
Funeral To Be Thursday for Charles P. Phillips, 67
Charles P. Phillips, 67, veteran Wellsville railroad engineer, died suddenly Monday afternoon at his home, 1219 Center St., following a heart attack. Born in Hancock county, W. Va., a son of David and Mary Prosser Phillips, he resided in Wellsville for nearly 50 years. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for more than 44 years and was an engineer for many years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Besides his wife, Mrs. Essie Smith Phillips, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Bonsal of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Mildred Keeper and Mrs. Edna Keeper of Wellsville; Mrs. Anna Louise Ludwig of East Liverpool, and Miss Barbara Lee Phillips at home; two sons, Harry Dean Phillips and Roger Phillips, both of Aliquippa; a step – daughter, Mrs. Martha Reed of East Liverpool; two step – sons, Clarke Jones of Wellsville, and James W. Jones of the Navy; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Clutter of Wellsville, R. D., and two grandchildren. The body will be at the late home until Thursday morning when it will be removed to the MacLean Funeral Home for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Smith Jr. of the United Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Friends may call at the home Wednesday night.
Charles remarried to Essie Smith after the death of Edna Geer – Phillips.
Contributed by George Allison