PHILLIPS, LEE GRAND "LE-GRAND" - Laramie County, Wyoming | LEE GRAND "LE-GRAND" PHILLIPS - Wyoming Gravestone Photos

Lee grand "Le-Grand" PHILLIPS

Lakeview Cemetery
Laramie County,

Birth: 1818 - Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1884 Cheyenne' Laramie County, Wyoming

LeGrand Phillips, An Aged Colored Man, Found Dead.

About 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon a relative of Le Grand Phillips entered the latter's room near the Key City house for the purpose of informing him that his impending illness would make his removal to more comfortable quarters necessary, and with the intention of preparing the sick man for transportation to the home of friends in another part of the city. The aged colored man lay on his bed and gave no sign of recognition. In the waning light his features were only dimly visible, and the caller approached his bedside and laid a hand upon the old man's head. But death had entered the cabin door and the aged negro had gone over the range into the falley of eternal rest.

For nearly two weeks the old man had been complaining of feeling ill, and Friday he remained in bed nearly all day. His sicknes was not considered serious until Sunday, and then it was decided to take hom to the home of relatives, where he could be cared for. He was 66 years old and, making his living by doing odd jobs, janitor work, etc., he had become a familiar character about the city.

Democratic Leader
Cheyenne, WY Territory
18 November 1884

Contributed on 2/13/14 by tomtodd
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Submitted: 2/13/14 • Approved: 2/14/14 • Last Updated: 2/14/14 • R40-G0

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