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Monday, August 3, 2009

Symbol Mystery Solved

In a previous post I asked for the meaning of a symbol on the headstone of Edgar E. Phillips. The answer was found in his obituary and also an article on the page before his obituary.

Sons and Daughters of Justice

This is a fraternal insurance and was founded January 7, 1897.
Most references I have found so far are found in Kansas.
I may research it further at a later date.

S and D of Justice Banquet
They also plan campaign for new members to start in November

A banquet was served the Sons and Daughters of Justice last night at Hook's hall on First Avenue west. During the banquet several of the members made short talks, among them I. L. Hook and James Whitlock. W. Winters, a deputy from Wichita, was here to attend the banquet.

A membership campaign was planned at the banquet which begins November 2 and closes January 1. If by January 1 there are 320 members in good standing when the campaign closes the member in this district, which takes in Wichita, having the most new members to his credit, will receive a Ford car as a prize.

Hutchinson News, 10/13/1916, Page 7

Edgar E. Phillips Dies
Well known lodge worker had been ill two years.

Edgar E. Phillips, well-known among lodge workers of the city, died last night at 10 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, 300 Avenue B east. He had been ill for the past two years, with stomach trouble, his case having been pronounced incurable over a year ago.

Mr. Phillips was born December 30, 1870. He had lived in Hutchinson for a number of years and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Albertina Phillips; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips; his father, W. F. Phillips, of Peoria, Ill; two brothers and three sisters. They are J. B. Phillips, of Burrton; Otis Phillips, of Godfrey, Ill; Mrs. Ollie Nash, of Godfrey, Ill; Mrs. Norm Sharp, of Kansas City, MO; and Miss Helen Phillips, of Oklahoma.

As head consul of the Modern Woodman and financier of the Sons and Daughters of Justice, Mr. Phillips was well known among the lodge men of the city. He was a member of Hadley Methodist Church.

Funeral services are to be held Sunday afternoon at Hadley Methodist church at 3 o'clock with Rev. W. T. Danner to preach the sermon. The Odd Fellows will be in charge of the funeral services. Interment will be in Eastside cemetery.

Hutchinson News, 10/13/1916, P8

I had photographed what remains of the old Hadley Methodist Church a while back.

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