Saturday, January 15, 2011

S. Winfield & Una Maude (LeMaster) Phillips: David City, Nebraska

Thanks to Miriam at AnceStories for her post on Digital Archives and Databases in Nebraska, I was able to discover some photos of my relatives.  Miriam listed several databases for Nebraska research, which I'm just now getting around to discovering.


At the Nebraska Memories website, I searched under "LeMaster" and found 5 x 7 photos of my paternal great grandaunt, Una Maude (LeMASTER) PHILLIPS and her husband, Dr. S. Winfield PHILLIPS of David City, Nebraska.


The photos are under copyright of the Boston Studio Project, so I won't post them there.  How neat to find the biographical information as well.


S. Winfield Phillips was born December 22, 1883 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Winfield S. and Mary Jane Bates Phillips. He married Una Maude LeMaster December 22, 1907, in Salamonia, Indiana. They were the parents of two children. He worked as a farm hand until 1908 when he attended the Veterinary College in Kansas City. He moved his family to David City, Nebraska, in 1911 and opened a veterinary practice where he practiced until his retirement in 1958. He was a state senator, active in community activities, and the Methodist Church. He died September 13, 1968 in David City, NE. [My data shows December 29, 1977]
 Una was born April 26, 1884, in Portland, Indiana, to Luman and Mary Chew LeMaster. She married S. Winfield Phillips December 22, 1907, in Salamonia, Indiana. Una taught school while her husband worked as a farm hand, then moved to Kansas City, Kansas, while her husband attended the Veterinary College. They moved to David City, Nebraska in 1911 to establish a veterinary practice and animal hospital. hey were the parents of two children. She was active in community activities and the Methodist Church. She died September 13, 1968, in David City, NE.
 My dad has photos of a family trip that he took out to David City, NE in the summer of 1968 with his parents to visit them.  


L-R: Victor LeMaster, Ord LeMaster, Ruth (Haley) LeMaster, 
Una Maude (LeMaster) Phillips, Senator Winfield Phillips
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