John Wesley Phelps

Male9 October 1877–20 October 1960

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Phelps was born on 9 October 1877, in Bloomfield, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, his father, Orange Jay Phelps, was 50 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hazelton, was 44. He married Mary Elzora Bachman on 24 January 1901, in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 14 Hood School, La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 20 October 1960, in La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States.

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John Wesley Phelps
Mary Elzora Bachman
Marriage: 24 January 1901
Jannie Elizabeth Elzora Phelps
John Wesley Phelps Jr.
Lila Phelps
Elsie Lillian Phelps
James Edward Phelps
Sadie Phelps
Mildred Phelps

Sources (12)

  • Wesley Phelps in household of Oran* Phelps, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Wesley Phelps, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • John Wesley Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1901Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1880: La Plata, Colorado, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 23

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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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