There's a RI death record for Frank Donald PHILLIPS born 18-May-1872 in Andover, MA, died 22-Feb-1946 in Providence, RI.Buried in Cranston, RI.Wife:Mary J. CHRISTIEFather:James PHILLIPS, born IrelandMother:Mary MCDONALD, born St. Johns, Newfoundland
On all the census records I could find for Frank & Mary, he always lists his father as born in Ireland and his mother as born in Canada.In the 1905 RI state census he gives his birthplace as Worcester, MA, not Andover.
There's an MA birth record for Francis PHILLIPS b. 18-May-1872 in Andover, MA, son of James PHILLIPS, b. Ireland, and Mary MCDONALD, b. Nova Scotia.
The 1880 census for Andover, Essex Co, MA: PHILLIPS, Bridget age 62 b. Ireland dau Alice age 27 b. Ireland dau Lizzie age 18 b. MA son James age 47 b. Ireland wife Mary age 30 b. Canada son Mark age 5 b. MA dau Maggie age 3 b. MA other DORAN, Harriet age 57 b. England other GRIEVES, Jane age 20 b. MA son PHILLIPS, Frank age 8 b. MA
This is taken from a transcribed copy of the census, not the census image.I think that Frank should be listed under James & Mary as their son and grandson to Bridget.Mark and Maggie are probably his siblings and should also be listed as grandchildren.
According to the 1900 census, it looks like James and Mary had two more daughters, Gertrude and Agnes.The son called Mark in 1880 is listed as Michael in later censuses.
James gives immigration years ranging from 1848 to 1852 on the various censuses.