2 January 1919 A Wedding for Arthur and Florence




Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

Not only did Floyd have to miss celebrating his birthday and Christmas with his family, he also missed his brother’s wedding. Arthur send a card and announced the date of his wedding to Florence Manning.

1 – 2 19.

A Happy New Year to Foe.

Rather late Foe, but thot this Pretty good. How is Foe? Flo. & I are going to be married Jan. 8th. Be sure & come. Are going to have Bros., Sis’ uncles & aunts. Sure are anticipating the day.

Hurry back & live with Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Phillips next year.

With Love, Arthur & Flo.


News from a Friend

Who is Who?

Guy and Gertrude Phillips Family

Floyd was the middle of the five sons of Gertrude Lovin Boyce and Guy Allison Phillips.

Family group sheet, Guy Allison Phillips and Gertrude Lovin Boyce.


“Arthur and Flo.” [Arthur Guy Phillips and Florence Estelle Manning] (Aurora, Illinois) to “Foe” [Floyd Boyce Phillips], letter, 2 January 1919; privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

WWI Interactive Timeline, The National WWI Museum and Memorial ( https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/interactive-wwi-timeline : accessed 3 Jun 2019)

The Phillips Family

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