Joan Phillips

1931 – 2007

Joan Jackson Phillips was elected Secretary of the Seeley Genealogical Society in 1997 at the St. John, New Brunswick, reunion. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, in March 1931, to Donald and Isabella Jackson. She was the second of two daughters.

Joan spent her entire working life in Chicago. After graduating from high school, she attended Monticello Women’s College and Michigan State University. After a carefree post-college fling, during which time she learned to ski, went to Europe, and generally had a good time, she returned to Chicago Teachers College to earn her teachers credits and a Masters Degree. She spent the rest of her career teaching in a Vocational High School, where she taught Bookkeeping, Marketing and Business Law. In 1987, Joan retired from teaching and moved to Saugatuck, Ml.

Joan Phillips

Joan had been twice married (once widowed, and once divorced). She said she was enjoying her retirement since she could participate in all the activities she never had time for while working.

Joan’s lineage is Robert1, Nathaniel2, Robert3, Nehemiah4, Nehemiah5, Stephen6, Jeremiah7, James8 (SGS#2127), Mary Emeline Sealey. Mary Emeline married Joseph T. Jackson. Their son, Joseph W. Jackson was Joan’s grandfather. Joan was the second cousin of Richard Chroninger, former editor of the SGS Newsletter, and sister of Nancy Jackson Warnock, both members of the Seeley Genealogical Society.