Myron "Mop or Hon" PHILLIPS

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His Sunday Best (the family always joked that he looked like a gangster)
Contributed by aajmccd on 8/22/10 - Image Year: 1945

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Myron was born in 1921 to Benjamin and Dora (Fronk) Phillips outside of McAllisterville PA. He attended the Fayette Township schools. Due to the depression he dropped out in 1937 to help support his family. He worked for a number of years at the brick making plant on the Hawstone. He signed up for service for WWII but was denied enlistement (4F) due to asthma and brick dust in his lungs.

He married his wife Edie (Snyder) in 1946 and was the father of six children (Ben, Bonnie, Mary Louise, Joe, Larry and Amy). They set-up housekeeping in the Arch Rock, PA area and moved to Port Royal around 1955. They lived on Tuscarora Street until 1966 when they moved to the Old Port area. In 1971 they moved further outside of Port Royal to Mountain Road area along the Tuscarora Mountain. They lived there until 1992 when they moved back into Port Royal and lived on Milford Street beside MacBarney's.

He was a self-employed carpenter/painter/wall paper hanger until the mid 1960's when he started working for Manbeck Construction Co. He worked there until the recession in the 1970's hit the construction industry hard. He then did minor carpentry and painting jobs until he finally retired in the mid 1980's.

Myron remained in Port Royal until his death in 1997.

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Contributed by aajmccd on 8/22/10 - Image Year: 1945
This photo was taken at a park in McAllisterville in the Summer of 1945.
Contributed by aajmccd on 8/22/10 - Image Year: 1962
Myron grew this beard to celebrate Port Royal's Sesquicentenial in 1962

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