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Lemoyne E. Phillis was born in Franklin Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in April 1862. He attended the local schools, studied at Grove City College, and became a school teacher in the local area and Illinois. He subsequently opened a business in Wurtemburg and became the local postmaster, and then moved to Ellwood City and worked in a lumber yard and operated a grocery store. In 1906 he moved to Beaver Falls and opened, along with his wife Mary (Potter), the Hotel Phillis (shown above) on 7th Avenue (at Fifteenth Street). I believe it was closed in the 1920’s and Phillis moved on to be become a farmer in Mercer County. The building, currently home to the Beaver Falls Corner Drug Store, is still in use today. (1908) Full Size