George W. Phelps

Brief Life History of George W.

When George W. Phelps was born on 21 May 1872, in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, United States, his father, Orange Jay Phelps, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hazelton, was 37. He married Delia Susan Kight on 17 January 1898, in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 14 Hood School, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 7 November 1967, in Florence, Fremont, Colorado, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Union Highland Cemetery, Fremont, Colorado, United States.

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George W. Phelps
Delia Susan Kight
Marriage: 17 January 1898
Archie George Phelps

Sources (8)

  • George Phelps, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W. Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George W. Phelps in entry for Delia Susan Phelps, "New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1862: Huerfano, Colorado, Territory, United States 1866: Las Animas, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Las Animas, Colorado, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .

History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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