Donald Phipps (1914 - 1980)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Donald Phipps’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Donald so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Donald’s biography.

Donald Phipps Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Donald Phipps and his immediate Phipps family. Add to Donald Phipps's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Donald.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Donald Phipps? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Stevensville, Berrien County, Michigan

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Donald finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Donald attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Donald did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Donald Phipps is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Donald's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Donald's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Donald a religious man? Add Donald’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Donald during various points of his life.

Timeline

1914 - In the year that Donald Phipps was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

1917 - He was merely 3 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1940 - When he was 26 years old, on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

1956 - When he was 42 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

1980 - In the year of Donald Phipps's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

Donald Phipps Family Tree

Who was Donald’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Donald’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Donald's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Donald Phipps
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Donald's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Donald Phipps is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Donald Phipps passed away in November 1980 at 66 years old. No cause of death has been entered. He was born on April 8, 1914. There is no information about Donald's family. We know that Donald Phipps had been residing in Stevensville, Berrien County, Michigan.

Memories

What do you remember about Donald Phipps? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Donald is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Donald Phipps

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources