Phillips, Frank Grimmer (1862-1931)

Frank Grimmer Phillips was a machinist, mechanic, engineer, and inventor. He lived at 2032 Beach Avenue in 1903.

 

Early Life

Frank Grimmer Phillips was born in St. John, New Brunswick on August 11, 1862. His parents were Thomas Joseph Phillips and Priscilla Ann Hazen.

On November 23, 1897, in Keewatin, Rainy River, Ontario, Frank married Jessie Eleanor Clark. She was born on January 23, 1873, in Ontario (probably Meaford).

 

To Vancouver

Frank and Jessie arrived in Vancouver about 1903. They lived at 2032 Beach Avenue. Frank was a machinist with Pacific Coast Lumber Company.

In 1904 and 1905, Frank was with the same employer. The family was living at 1378 Burrard Street.

From 1906 to 1908, Frank did not appear in the Vancouver directories. It appears that the family may have moved to Port Moody, British Columbia, because their youngest son, Fred, was born in Port Moody in 1907.

By 1909, the family was back in Vancouver, living at 1614 Keefer Street. Frank was a master mechanic with Anglo-American Lumber Company.

Later, the family moved to 620 Woodland Drive.

 

Later Life

In 1920, Frank received a patent for a method for salvaging submerged vessels.

Frank Grimmer Phillips, United States Patent US 1328014 A Means for salvaging submerged vessels; figures 1 and 2; https://www.google.com/patents/US1328014.

Frank Grimmer Phillips, United States Patent US 1328014 A Means for salvaging submerged vessels; figures 1 and 2; https://www.google.com/patents/US1328014.

 

Frank Grimmer Phillips, United States Patent US 1328014 A Means for salvaging submerged vessels; figure 3; https://www.google.com/patents/US1328014.

Frank Grimmer Phillips, United States Patent US 1328014 A Means for salvaging submerged vessels; figure 3; https://www.google.com/patents/US1328014.

 

Frank died in Vancouver on March 6, 1931. He was buried in the Masonic cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Jessie died in Vancouver on July 10, 1947. She was also buried in the Masonic cemetery in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Frank and Jessie had three children.

 

George Hazen Clark Phillips (called “Hazen”)

George Hazen Clark Phillips was born on October 18, 1898, in Meaford, Ontario.

On September 7, 1922, in Vancouver, he married Jessie Naismith Mouat. She was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on January 30, 1900. Her parents were John Naismith Mouat and Margaret Kay Ross.

Hazen died in Vancouver on September 3, 1962.

 

Vancouver Sun, September 5, 1962, page 36, column 4.

 

Jessie died in Vancouver on May 5, 2000.

 

Vancouver Province, May 19, 2000, page E2, column 3.

 

Lebaron De Gourley (“Fred”) Phillips

Lebaron De Gourley (“Fred”) Phillips was born on April 8, 1907, in Port Moody, British Columbia.

On November 14, 1931, in Vancouver, he married Verda Mae Kautz. She was born in 1910 in Vancouver. Her parents were Fred Kautz and Blanche Fuller.

Fred died on November 28, 1957, in Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Sun, November 30, 1957, page 32, column 4.

 

Verda died in Courtenay, British Columbia on June 5, 2001.

 

Vancouver Sun, June 9, 2001, page 98, column 4.

 

 

Frank Nevers Phillips

Frank Nevers Phillips was born in Vancouver on January 18, 1902.

On October 9, 1929, in Vancouver, Frank married Jennie Christena Davidson. She was born in Vancouver on October 27, 1902. Her parents were James Albert Davidson and Bethia Jewett Webster.

Frank and Jennie were divorced in New Westminster, British Columbia, on March 20, 1958. Jennie did not re-marry. She died in Comox, British Columbia on February 23, 1994.

Frank was married again, to Delena Esther McKay.

Frank died on January 3, 1976, in Burnaby, British Columbia.

 

Vancouver Sun, January 5, 1976, page 35, column 5.

 

Delena died in Surrey, British Columbia, on January 23, 1982.

 

 

Sources

Frank Grimmer Phillips

Descendants of Richard Hassand, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/z/Walter-E-Hazen-CO/GENE1-0219.html

146,035. Phillips, F. G. Nov. 13, 1919. Improvements in means for salvaging submerged vessels United Kingdom Patent 146035-A; http://www.directorypatent.com/GB/GB146035.html

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZBM-LS1 : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Frank G Phillips and Jessie E Clark, 1897.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVP-9LX : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Frank Grimmer Phillips, 1931.

Frank Grimmer Phillips, death notice, Vancouver Sun, March 7, 1931, page 18, column 1; http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FS1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2280%2C713337: “Phillips—Passed away on Friday,, March 6th, 1931, Frank Grimmer Phillips of 620 Woodland Drive, in his 69th year. Survived by his loving wife and three sons, Hazen, Frank and Fred of Vancouver. Funeral service, Monday, March 9th, at 1:30 o’clock, in the Grandview Funeral Home, 1349 Commercial Drive, corner of Kitchener St., under the auspices of Acacia Lodge No. 22, A.F. & A.M. Interment in New Masonic cemetery.”

Frank Grimmer Phillips, obituary, Vancouver Sun, March 9, 1931, page 14; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Fi1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4852%2C859484: “Frank. G. Phillips. Funeral service for Frank Grimmer Phillips, 69, who died Friday in his home at 620 Woodland Drive, were conducted today at 1:30 p.m. under the auspices of Acacia Lodge No 22 A.F. & A.M., in the Grandview funeral home. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife and three sons, Hazen, Frank and Fred of Vancouver. Interment will be in the new Masonic Cemetery.”

Frank Grimmer Phillips, obituary, Vancouver Province, March8, 1931, page 28; “A resident of Vancouver forty years, Frank Grimmer Phillips, aged 68, of 620 Woodland Drive, died Friday at home. The deceased was a native of New Brunswick. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Hazen, Frank and Fred, all of Vancouver. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. under auspices of Acacia Lodge No 22 A.F. & A.M., in Grandview Funeral Home. Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby.”

 

Jessie Eleanor Clark

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRG-T53 : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Jessie Eleanor Phillips, 1947.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1947-09-006093, Jessie Eleanor Phillips, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=3792bfb7-d5ff-440a-bb1d-84ae0794f19a.

Jessie Eleanor Phillips, death notice, Vancouver Province, July 11, 1948, page 23; Vancouver Sun, July 11, 1947, page 21: “Phillips—Passed away July 10, 1947, Jessie Eleanor Phillips, of 620 Woodland Drive, in her 75th year. Survived by 3 sons, G.Hazen C., Frank N., Le Baron De G. Phillips, all of Vancouver; 3 sisters, Winifred Miller, Innisfail, Alta.; Emma R. Rollins, Washington, D.C. . Also 6 grandchildren. Funeral service Saturday, July 12, at 2 p.m., from the Grandview funeral Chapel, 1349 Commercial Drive, Rev. J. Evans officiating. Interment, Family Plot, Masonic Cemetery.”

 

George Hazen Clark Phillips (called “Hazen”)

Thanks to Sal Robinson for information on Hazen Phillips and his wife, Jessie.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMF9-H2N : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Hazen Clark Phillips, 1898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8M-JHW : accessed 16 Oct 2013), George Hazen Clark Phillips and Jessie Naismith Monat, 1922. [sic: Mouat?]

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1922-09-249375, George Hazen Clark Phillips and Jessie Naismith Monat, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=eca20859-2a26-455d-8395-de6750035031 [sic: Mouat?].

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLTD-J4T : accessed 16 Oct 2013), George Hazen Clark Phillips, 1962.

G. Hazen C. Phillips, death notice, Vancouver Province, September 5, 1962, page 22; Vancouver Sun, September 5, 1962, page 36: “Phillips—Passed away suddenly on September 3, 1962, G.Hazen C. Phillips of 3960 W. 35th Ave., in his 64th year. Survived by his loving wife, Jessie; a daughter, Mrs. Thom (Jacquelyn) Robinson; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Frank, Vancouver. The deceased service overseas with R.C.N.V.R., World War II. Funeral service on Thursday at 3 p.m., in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St.; Rev. Harry Lennox D.D., officiating. Cremation Garden Chapel, Ocean View. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the B.C. Heart Fund.”

 

Fred Lebaron De Gourley Phillips

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDD3-MLQ : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Fred Lebaron De Gourley Phillips and Verda Mae Kautz, 1931.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1931-09-389889, Fred Lebaron De Gourley Phillips and Verda Mae Kautz, Fred Lebaron De Gourley Phillips and Verda Mae Kautz, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=a6dd264e-15a2-48b3-8355-9a1ea18f4e12

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLPD-J5N : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Lebaron De Gourley Phillips, 1957.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1957-09-013041, Lebaron De Gourley Phillips, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=09716e3b-2458-4100-b001-f398eaed7e73.

 

Frank Nevers Phillips

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8X-DJD : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Frank Nevers Phillips and Jennie Christena Davidson, 1929.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1929-09-353522, Frank Nevers Phillips and Jennie Christena Davidson, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b6f7fdbd-1ff6-4bb5-bdd5-f35f0f5bc177

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBP-1PB : accessed 16 Oct 2013), Frank Nevers Phillips, 1976.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1976-09-001254, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=69989a5e-f5a8-48ae-a1c4-7450d32736e7

 

Jennie Christina Davidson (wife of Frank Nevers Phillips)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-122587; Jennie Christina Davidson; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B13818; GSU Microfilm Number: 2134888; date of birth: 1902-10-27; place of birth: Vancouver.

British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1994-09-003850; Jennie Christina Phillips; date of death: 1994-02-23; place of death: Comox; age at death: 91; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fae8c2fb-7de2-4a50-92e2-33a728cf02d5; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7e28fe26-df82-4c5e-939c-c841c0da3f8e.

 

Delena Esther McKay (wife of Frank Nevers Phillips)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1D-V9G : 8 November 2017), Delena Esther Philips, 1982; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/34af98be-91a3-4b56-988c-6363a18e1108.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLG-HRMM : 11 July 2016), Delena Ester McKay Philips, 1982; Burial, Surrey, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Victory Memorial Park; citing record ID 101529497, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101529497.

4 thoughts on “Phillips, Frank Grimmer (1862-1931)

  1. Pingback: Frank Grimmer Phillips (1862-1931) | westendvancouver

  2. Frank Grimmer Phillips was my great-grandfather; Hazen was my grandfather. His wife Jessie died in 2000.

    • Hello Sal,

      Thank you for letting me know this information about the Phillips family. I am updating the information on Hazen and his wife, Jessie.

      Robert

  3. I’ve been researching early Vancouver breweries and run across some info on the ones in the West End (Red Cross and Stanley Park). If you’re interested I can put it in some kind of order.

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