vince garcia
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04am

Newspaper says he was injured on a coal mine mishap near Kemmerer. How would we know which would be right or explain the two different claims?

  • re:Bob Goodwin, Wed Jun 12 6:01am
    Bill Phillips in 1905 was in Des Moines, Iowa in the County jail having just come from Minnesota where he helped in decorating the State Capital building, which opened in Jan of 1905. Phillips is... more
    • re:vince garcia, Fri Jun 14 3:07am
      This would be aug. 7 Could be a different BP, I guess. But that is his part of the world
    • re: — vince garcia, Fri Jun 14 3:04am
      • re:Bob Goodwin, Mon Jun 17 7:06am
        Vince, Sorry I didn't get back with you on this. The William Wilcox that was injured in the coal mine accident near Kemmerer, Wyoming was not William T, Phillips. He was actually William Temple... more
        • re:vince garcia, Tue Jun 18 6:53pm
          Ah, thanks. Good info
        • re:Daniel Buck, Mon Jun 17 7:05pm
          Bob, so Wilcox was actually Phillips, rather than the other way around? Is this something new, that you just figured out, or did we discuss it before? Dan
          • WT PhillipsBob Goodwin, Tue Jun 18 6:24am
            Dan, Yes we bandied this around several years ago. It is something I have known for years but have never told in full. The short answer is (the long answer would be much longer and detailed) this:... more
            • Very enlightening Trevor Newland, Tue Jun 18 10:41pm
              Bob, That certainly gives a much fuller picture of Philips than I ever expected to come across. I have to admit that I was pulled in by Pointer’s original book when it came out because I desperately... more
            • Re: WT PhillipsDaniel Buck, Tue Jun 18 6:52am
              Bob, What a tale, Dickensonian in many respects. I wonder, donning my psychiatric hat, if Phillips's childhood, abandoned, shuttled from home to home, had something to do with his later affixing... more
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