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Branches of the PHILLIPS Family

First Generation

HARRIET PHILLIPS, born April 20, 1864, Missouri, married July 3, 1880, Black Oak, Missouri, JOSEPH MALVUREN WILLEY born February 8, 1862, Porter County, Indiana, occupation Farmer. JOSEPH died December 11, 1929, Corpus Christi, Texas (Cause -- cerebral hemorrhage). Buried at Bridgeport, Oklahoma. HARRIET'S father was killed by the 'bushwackers' in Missouri during the Civil War. HARRIET died January 16, 1905, Bridgeport, Oklahoma.

Children:
i. MABEL WILLEY born March 31, 1881, Black Oak, Missouri. MABEL died February 21, 1934, Braymar, Missouri (Cause -- flu and pneumonia).
ii. JOHN B. WILLEY born January 19, 1885, Black Oak, Missouri.
*iii. IDA MYRTLE WILLEY born February 1, 1886, Black Oak, Caldwell County, Missouri. MYRTLE died December 13, 1954, Torrance, L.A. County, California, buried San Pedro, L.A. Co., CA.
iv. ALBERT JOSEPH WILLEY born January 12, 1888, Black Oak, Missouri.
v. MARTHA E. WILLEY born May, 1890, Missouri.
vi. SUSAN DELPHINA WILLEY born July 14, 1892, Cowgil, Missouri. Aunt DEL lives in a nursing home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma (Nov. 15, 1998).
vii. GRACE WILLEY born February 27, 1894, Cowgil, Missouri, married ca 1916, JESS RUSSELL. Lived in Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas. JESS had an auto dealership in Perryton, Texas.
viii. VIVIAN WILLEY born August 13, 1897, Black Oak, Missouri.
ix. CHARLES M. WILLEY born August 11, 1900, Bridgeport, Oklahoma. CHARLES died October 1, 1918, Nashville, Tennessee (Cause -- flu).
x. WESTLEY WILLEY born August 1897, Missouri, married a widow, PEARL {---}. WES was an engineer who helped design numerous bridges in the western states, and worked on the design of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. In return for his work on the park, Walt Disney gave him a lifetime family pass to Disneyland. Being childless, he gave the pass to his sister's granddaughters, who lived nearby in Costa Mesa. WES and PEARL lived their last years in the Santa Ana Heights area of Costa Mesa, Orange County, California. WES died in Costa Mesa soon after 1969.

Fifth Generation

IDA MYRTLE WILLEY born February 1, 1886, Black Oak, Caldwell County, Missouri, married April 11, 1905, in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, JOSEPH HORN HALSEY, born November 21, 1881, Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas, (son of ANDREW McMILLAN HALSEY and SUSAN FRANCES WYATT). JOSEPH died December 14, 1957, Los Angeles, California, buried December 17, 1957, San Pedro, L.A. Co., California.
GRANDPA JOE lived with his son, JOE, and his family in Costa Mesa, California, in his later years, and enjoyed spending the weekends with his brother, BURD (Burgess), who lived in a very large house with a full width front porch, on St. Andrews Place, in the Wilshire District of Los Angeles. They loved to play checkers and Chinese checkers for hours at a time on the veranda. They had just finished a spirited game -- Grandpa Joe won, and he leaned back in his chair in laughter. That moment, he had a massive heart attack and died before help arrived. He was 76 years old. MYRTLE died December 13, 1954, Torrance, L.A. Co., California, buried December 16, 1954, San Pedro, L.A. Co., California. GRANDMA MYRT developed throat cancer from a lifelong addiction to smoking, and was also quarantined in a TB hospital in Torrance, California, at the time of her death. It was a slow and painful suffering for the dearest person I ever knew. She was 68 years young.
Children:
i. ANDREW RAYMOND HALSEY born August 2, 1907, Butler, Custer County, Oklahoma, married ca 1945, MABEL LORENA JACKSON. RAY and MABEL still reside in Perryton, Texas, where they reared one son.
ii. JOSEPH LeROY HALSEY born January 23, 1923, Booker, Ochiltree County, Texas, married November 14, 1942, in Groom, Carson County, Texas, MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLIVAN, born March 21, 1924, Beggs, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, (daughter of EMMIT WESLEY SULLIVAN and ADA MAE SHIPLEY). FAYE died April 23, 1973, West Covina, L.A. Co., CA, buried April 26, 1973, Forest Lawn, Glendale, L.A. Co., CA. JOE died April 16, 1969, Los Angeles, CA, buried, April 19, 1969, Forest Lawn, Glendale, L.A. Co., CA. JOE and FAYE lived in Southern California where they reared three daughters.

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