Dr. Charles C. Phillips

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, March 30, 1911

Dr. Phillips Is Dead

Well Known Physician Passed Away Yesterday - Succumbs to Long Illness - The Funeral Be Held Friday Afternoon.

Dr. C. C. Phillips at noon yesterday succumbed to a fatal kidney disease that for the past two years had placed him in the shadow of death. After his first attack and when the diagnosis revealed very clearly the nature of the malady, there was still some hope held out and several months ago he went to Mayo Brothers noted surgeons of Minnesota, the object being to undergo an operation if such step was deemed advisable. The physicians there realized that the case was incurable, and Dr. Phillips returned to his home here thoroughly resigned to his fate. So long as he was able he cheerfully consented to prescribe for and advise those who were ill, and he never lost the cheerfulness that had made his personality one admired by all and which had brought to him a wide circle of friends. A few days ago he was again subjected to an attack that marked the closely approaching death. Dr. White, his associate in the practice of medicine, and other physicians realized recovery was now impossible and relatives of the doctor and his friends were prepared for his passing away.

Dr. Phillips was born in West Union, Iowa, forty-two years ago. His mother and a brother, Everett Phillips, reside there, while another brother, Dr. John T. Phillips, resides at Newport, Wash. Dr. Phillips was a graduate of the St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he came to Lewiston in 1894 to practice. He has since made his home here. He had developed the reputation of being a very skillful physician and surgeon and had a large practice in Lewiston and vicinity. He was a very public spirited man, joining at all times in any movement that would promote the interest of the city. He has served on the city council and was frequently urged to make the race for the mayorality but always declined. Dr. Phillips is survived by Mrs. Phillips who had given him almost constant attention during his long illness.

The funeral will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the family residence on Normal Hill. The Elks lodge, of which the deceased was a member, will be in charge of the funeral, and the services will be conducted by Rev. Somerville of the Episcopal church.

Contributed by Bailey

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