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Phinias G. McVay

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About Phinias G. McVay

  • Editor~Publisher Kalispell Union

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  • Playby
    Goeffry Lewis
  • Goes By
    Phinn
  • Birth Date
    1833
  • Height
    5'11"
  • Hair Color
    Brown
  • Eye Color
    Blue
  • Role

    Supporting Character
  • Playby

    Goeffry Lewis
  • Full Name

    Phinnias Goeffry McVay
  • Aliases / Nicknames

    Phinn
  • Goes By

    Phinn
  • Profession

    Newspaper man
  • Position

    Editor/Publisher
  • Birth Date

    1833
  • Status

    Widower
  • Height

    5'11"
  • Hair Color

    Brown
  • Eye Color

    Blue
  • Physical Description

    Stands 5'11", medium of build with brown hair, p blue eyes. One hundred sixty pounds. Generally wears a sack suit with shirt & tye. Has a slight worn dark gray low top hat. When on the move, he wears the oldest of his clothes.

     

  • Character Traits

    • Fair and honest publishing. (+)
    • Tough when trouble comes. (-/+)
    • True to his given word or handshake. (+)
    • When forced he'll stand his ground. (-)

    General Personality

    Phinn is a likable cuss unless a printed story sheds a poor light on you. He is, for the most part, friendly and outgoing. Generally likes people and considers everyone a friend until proven otherwise.

     

     

  • Employment

    Employment Details
    None at this time

    Professional Skills

    • Top writer and typesetter with the Grand Island Independent, Grand Island Nebraska 1869-1874
    • Printers Devil 1843, Apprentice 1850, Albany Dispatch
    • Pressman~Omaha World-Herald 1850~1858
    • Columnist~Omaha World-Herald 1858~1861
  • Expertise

    Self Defense
     

  • Residence(s)

    Current Residence

    Newly arrived.

    Place of Birth
    Albany, Georgia

  • Kith & Kin

    | FAMILY |

    Father: Angus McVay ~ deceased

    Mother: Danielle Hudson (McVay) ~ Deceased

    Brother:  Logan McVay

    Sister: Angelique Rose McVay

    |NON-FAMILIAL CONNECTIONS |

    Friends

    None at this time, new in town.

    Foes
    None at this time, but, it's early yet. You know how newspaper men can be.

  • Timeline

    1843 ~ 1850

    Worked as a printers devil and lived at home. His schooling was working the type cases, counting sheets a paper to be printed. His mother took care of his writing, spelling and the like.

    1850 ~ 1858

    Ran away from home at 17. Pressman~Omaha World-Herald 1850

    1858

    Columnist~Omaha World-Herald 1858~1861

    Talk of secession was spreading throughout the country and being southern born and bred, Phin headed south to join up just as the war broke out. he was assigned to the Tennessee Mounted Rifles and met then privet Nathan Forrest.

    1861 ~ 1865

    He is a fair shot with either rifle or pistol from his time in the War Between The States. He served with Nathan Bedford Forrest onward in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry and through his commands to the Forrest's Cavalry Corps. He discharged at wars end as a First Sergeant.

    1865 ~ 1869

    Fairly disillusioned, Phinn sort of drifted one meaningless job to the next until he found himself back in Omaha in where he did odd jobs until he saw an ad for a columnist in Grand Island.

    1869 ~ 1874

    Not only did he win the job, but he also agreed to take on typesetting job for which he was well trained.  Phinn emersed himself in the community where he met, courted and married Elizabeth "Beth" Howell if a middle-class family For the next three years they were the happiest couple in Grand Island. However, the winter of '74 was harsher than normal, Beth took a fall and contracted pneumonia. She could never regain enough strength to fight it and succumbed.

    Once the funeral was completed, Phinn sold the hose and everything of value. Bought a wagon, two mules, a saddle horse, an old press and type cases along with paper and inks and headed west.

     

     

  • Character Notes

    Education Details

    Possibly the 8th or 9th grade
    Languages Spoken:

    English

    Animals: A pair of grey mules to pull his wagon and black saddle horse

    Character Concept:
    Every town needs a newspaper, Phinn fills the bill and then some.

  • Player Notes

    To be added later as needed.

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