Ira and Louise were married in Wisconsin. About twenty years later Louise moved to Oregon without Ira. The rest of the story follows their daughter Verna -
|Verna Phillips (Goodell)|
Upon arrival, they lived in a small apartment building in Pasadena, which Verna managed. Hugh took a job with the Railroad/American Express. At that particular time, American Express was part of the Railroad. They moved to Venice, CA, where Margaret was born. Verna continued to be a seamstress, supplementing their income. They were not in Venice long before they moved back to Pasadena, renting a small house across the street from the apartment building Verna had once managed. Eventually, they bought their house in Pasadena where Verna and Hugh spent the remainder of their lives.
So, that's how the Phillips family came to Los Angeles.
Image at the top of this post: Ira Phillips