From 1880 census abstract, Rocklin [township? city?], Placer County California:
Alfred Phipps, white male, 34 [born about 1846), widowed, RR engineer, born England, father born England, mother born England.
He is listed in the Rebecca Vantrees household (age 63, born OH), with daughter Joey Mattison, grandson Eddy Mattison, granddaughter Mattison (all 3 born in California), plus Samuel Wentworth, age 20, born California, (followed by Alfred), Herbert Phipps, 28, born Ireland, Stanley Phipps, 30, born Ireland, Charles Logan, 19, born California, Charles Smith, 20, born Canada, “Wilson,” 30, born Ohio, and James Crooks, 23, born England.
From 1900 census, 11 June 1900, Oakland, Alameda County, California, Sheet 14B, 300/316:
1313 8th Street:
- Alfred G. Phipps, head, WM, born June 1846, 53, married 17 years [since abt 1883], born England, father born England, mother England, immigrated 1874, in US 26 years, naturalized, locomotive engineer, rented home
- Margaret Phipps, wife, WF, Mar 1858, 42, married 17 years [since abt 1883], mother of 2/2 living, CA OH TN
- [Mamie?] Phipps, daughter, WF, May 1889, 11, single, CA England CA
- George Phipps, father, WM, Feb 1816, 84, widowed, England England, England, immigrated 1884, in US 16 years, alien
From a California death certificate:
Alfred George Phipps
- Born 14 June 1846 England
- Died 24 Feb 1910 French Camp, San Joaquin County, California, “Accidentaly Killed in R. R. Train wreck in French Camp,” age 63-8-9
- Occupation: Engineer, S. P. [Southern Pacific] Engineer
- Father: George [J.?] Phipps, born England
- Mother: Louise Brown, born England
- Late residence: Lived in California for 40 years
- Informant: Maragaret [sic] Phipps, Oakland, California
- Burial or removal 24 Feb 1910 Oakland, California
From tombstone photo in Find A Grave:
ALF. G. PHIPPS
Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California; referred to as husband of Margaret Phipps, “father of Stanley W. Phipps, Mrs. Stanley W. Phipps, Mrs. T.J. Peterson and the late Mrs. W. W. Cochran” (which doesn’t appear to make sense), citing the Oakland Tribune, 25 Feb 1910, p. 17
Also buried in the same cemetery with photos in Find A Grave are Barbara B. Phipps (1910-1996), Barney L. Phipps (1892-1975), Bernal R. Phipps (1947-2007), Maud E. Phipps (?-1960), and Stanley W. Phipps (1871-1927).