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Susan Catherine Phillips

Susan Catherine Phillips

Female 1859 - 1900  (41 years)

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  • Name Susan Catherine Phillips  [1
    Born 26 Jan 1859  Van Buren, Jackson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Apr 1900 
    Age 41 years 
    Person ID I38898  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Elam Decatur Phillips,   b. 7 Aug 1826, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1891, Pulaski, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Jane L. Thorpe,   b. 25 Mar 1831, Albion, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1886  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Mar 1855  Waukegan, Lake, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F14467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eli T. Smith 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, June 21, 1883 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Wedding - Smith-Phillips - At the residence of the bride's parents, on Cemetery Avenue, Troy, New York, June 14th, 1883, by the Rev. E. D. Phillips, assisted by the Rev. Judson William Martin, Mr. E. T. Smith, to Miss Susan C. Phillips, both of Troy, New York. Among the pleasant events of the week and of life was the marriage of Mr. E. T. Smith, of Troy, New York, to Miss Susan C. Phillips, which took place at the residence of the Rev. E. D. Phillips on Cemetery Avenue, Troy, New York, Thursday evening, June 14th, 1883, at 6 o'clock. A very pleasant circle of friends were present on this occasion, among the number of which we noticed Miss Florence Gardiner, of Phoenix, New York, and intimate friend of the bride and her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips received their friends with that cheerfulness and hospitality characteristic of them, and all who were present seem to overflowing with joy appropriate for such an occasion. At the appointed hour, the happy pair took their places in the parlor, and after a few well-chosen words on the nature and divine origin of marriage, the officiating clergyman, the Rev. E. D. Phillips, the bride's father, joined their right hands, when the service was performed with much solemnity and appropriateness. At the proper time the responses of the candidates were given with distinctness and modest heartiness, after which the Rev. Judson William Martin, recent pastor of the Vail Avenue Baptist Church, of Troy, New York, (who, with his family, were intimate and old-time friends of the bride and her parents,) stepped forward and offered prayer. Then followed congratulations, which were hearty and abundant, with some mingled tears of joy from loved ones. Congratulations over, the wedded pair were most agreeably surprised by a present from the bride's parents of $500 to be equally divided between the two. After this, all were seated, and Mrs. Judson Martin arose and read a most beautiful "wedding poem." Notice was then given that a bountiful repast was waiting for a more intimate acquaintance with the happy guests; and a bountiful repast it was, and a more intimate and prolonged acquaintance it was also, which succeeded the above welcome notice. A beautiful illustrated family Bible was among the presents for the wedded pair from Mr. and Mrs. Judson Martin, with the following inscription in gilt letters on the outside of the front cover:
      "Search the Scriptures." Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Smith, Troy, New York, 1883. A pair of beautiful vases was the gift of Miss Florence Gardiner, and a rich plush family album from other friends. We also noticed a number of other valuable presents from the guests. Immediately after supper, the wedded pair, accompanied by 15 or 20 guests, repaired to the beautiful steamer "City of Troy," which in a few minutes steamed away for the city of New York, 160 miles distant, whither the happy couple went on their "wedding tour," accompanied by the best wishes and hearty congratulations of a host of friends. It is rare indeed that it has been the good fortune of the writer to attend a marriage festival in all respects is interesting and pleasing as this.
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F16594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, April 25, 1900 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Susan Phillips Smith - The people of our community were greatly surprised and saddened as the tidings came over the wire that Susan Phillips Smith, wife of Eli T. Smith was dead. About a year ago she began to fail in health and gradually grew weaker both in body and mind. Several physicians were interviewed in regard to her condition but their skill and advice was all to no purpose. Her friends saw that she was failing and advised her to go to a hospital for treatment. After much deliberation she consented to go March 21st to Albany. She had been there only a few days when the doctors pronounced her trouble Addison's disease which is incurable. She lived but a few days after reaching the hospital for on March 29th she peacefully passed away. Mr. Smith and family were well known and highly respected citizens of this place. About two years ago they moved to Oneonta, New York. Mrs. Smith was thoroughly devoted to her family and one great object of her life was to have a happy home. She was an earnest worker in the church and Sunday school and her influence will live on even though she sleeps the sleep that knows no waking. Though we may not understand the province which to us seems so mysterious, the Christian's hope lights the gloom and we bow in submission to the Divine will for "Great and Marvelous are Thy works, just and true are Thy ways." One less on earth, its pains, its sorrow and its toll to share. One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear. One more the crown of the blest to wear; At home in Heaven.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Jane Louisa Thorp