William Henry Phillips

(1870 - 1915)

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William Henry Phillips
1870 - 1915
Born
1870
Ballarat, Australia
Death
April 26, 1915
Last Known Residence
Ballarat, Australia
Summary
William Henry Phillips was born in 1870 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Stephen Phillips and Mary Bolsam Phillips. He died on April 26, 1915 at 45 years of age.
Updated: July 25, 2019
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William Henry Phillips
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William Henry Phillips
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Ballarat, Australia
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William Phillips was born in in Ballarat, Australia
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William Phillips died on
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William Phillips was born in in Ballarat, Australia
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Manchester Southern Cemetery I. Nonconformist. 953. in United Kingdom
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Service number: 756
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 2nd/8th Bn.
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William Henry Phillips died on April 26, 1915 at 45 years old. He was buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery I. Nonconformist. 953., United Kingdom. William was born in 1870 in Ballarat, Australia. He was born to Stephen Phillips and Mary Bolsam Phillips.

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In 1870, in the year that William Henry Phillips was born, on March 31st, Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African-American male who voted in an election - a local election about the town charter. Peterson, a school principal, was also the first to hold elected office and the first to sit on a jury.

In 1887, by the time he was 17 years old, on July 1st, the assembly for the supports of the Eiffel Tower began . A wrought iron lattice tower, it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel - who also contributed to the building of the Statue of Liberty. There are 18,000 pieces in the Eiffel Tower - which had to be built separately and then assembled in place - with rivets - to complete the Tower.

In 1894, at the age of 24 years old, William was alive when large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1906, by the time he was 36 years old, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins concluded that vitamins are essential to the human body and that a lack of vitamins caused scurvy and rickets. Scurvy and rickets were both huge problems in sailors that were at sea for extended time and the addition of vitamin C, vitamin D, and calcium in their diets helped eradicate the problem.

In 1915, in the year of William Henry Phillips's passing, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

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