Creating Peace of Mind in 1893
A Snapshot in Time.
Over 120 years ago, in 1893, a young, 19-year-old dry goods clerk in Ohio purchased a $1000 whole life policy for himself. Joseph Kopf had no wife or children and made it payable upon death to his estate. But growing up in a family with five brothers and two sisters, he must have planned to start a large family of his own. He also clearly understood that untimely death can happen. He lost one brother in a train accident and another to diphtheria. With the help of our general agent in Ohio, he turned to Phoenix for savings and protection benefits.
Special thanks to Clyde N. Root, Jr. of El Paso, Texas
Mr. Root, a former auctioneer, found this old policy
and graciously donated it to the archives of the company.