Fulton Phillips, one of the oldest and best known residents of this part of the state, died at his home at Oakdale yesterday, after an illness of several months. Mr. Phillips, who was aged 75 years, was a veteran of the Civil war and was formerly engaged in newspaper work in Washington county.
After an honorable discharge from the service of the government at the close of the war, Mr. Phillips for a number of years served as principal, first of the First Ward schools of Allegheny and later as head of the schools in the 26th ward, Pittsburgh. He later served as professor of Latin and Greek in the Southwestern State Normal school at California and became known as one of the best instructors in Western Pennsylvania.
After holding the chair at the Normal for some time, Mr. Phillips decided to quit the teaching profession and to enter newspaper work. He established the Rural Notes at Canonsburg, which later was changed to The Canonsburg Notes. He also spent some time in the west, establishing papers in Missouri and California.
Finally returning to Washington county, Mr. Phillips, located at McDonald, where he resided for many years, being editor and proprietor of the McDonald Outlook. Some time ago Mr. Phillips retired from newspaper work and located at Oakdale.
He was a member of the Oakdale Presbyterian church and an active worker in that body.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife and one son, Delbert of Oakdale. A grandson, Lockhart Phillips, has enlisted for war service and is now in training at Fort Oglethorpe.
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