Ethel Dream Phelps

May 1896–12 April 1945 (Age 48)
Texas, United States

The Life of Ethel Dream

When Ethel Dream Phelps was born in May 1896, in Texas, United States, her father, William W Phelps, was 35 and her mother, Maggie Saddler, was 35. She married Alvin D Norton on 21 August 1915, in Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 12 April 1945, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Swearengin
Ethel Dream Phelps
Marriage: 3 February 1918
Grady Swearengin
Eugene Swearengin
William Jay Swearengin

Spouse and Children

3 February 1918
Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William W Phelps





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 14

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel D Swearengin in household of James W Swearengin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Swearengin in household of James W Swearengin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Swearengrin in household of James W Swearengrin, "United States Census, 1930"

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