William Lew Phillips

(1903 - 1969)

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William Lew Phillips
1903 - 1969
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1903
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1969
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William Lew Phillips, father to 4 children, was born in 1903. William's partner was Rexie Fields, and they gave birth to Doris Ann (Phillips) Trexler, Althea Carroll (Phillips) Buchanan, Robert Phillips, and Patricia Ann (Phillips) Miller. He died in 1969 at 66 years old.
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1902 - Unknown 1902 - ?

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c. 1929 - c. Nov 30, 2018 1929 - 2018
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William Lew Phillips, father to 4 children, died in 1969 at 66 years old. He was born in 1903. William's partner was Rexie Fields, and they gave birth to Doris Ann (Phillips) Trexler, Althea Carroll (Phillips) Buchanan, Robert Phillips, and Patricia Ann (Phillips) Miller.

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In 1903, in the year that William Lew Phillips was born, the silent film, The Great Train Robbery opened. Although it was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey, it was a Western. Twelve minutes long, the film used a lot of innovative techniques - some scenes were hand colored and composite editing, on-location shooting, and frequent camera movement were used. Its budget was $150 (about $4000 currently) and was the most popular film until 1915 when Birth of a Nation was released.

In 1913, William was only 10 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1934, he was 31 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1959, he was 56 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1969, in the year of William Lew Phillips's passing, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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