Thelma Lorene Phillips

Female17 November 1915–5 June 2001

Brief Life History of Thelma Lorene

When Thelma Lorene Phillips was born on 17 November 1915, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, Oscar Quarels Joseph Phillips, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Mary Marie Conroy, was 27. She lived in Lee Township, Madison, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 5 June 2001, in Orland Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, West Point Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Lloyd Joseph Lampe
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  • Thelma L Phillips in household of Oscar J Phillips, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Phillips in household of Oscar J Phillips, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Thelma Phillips in entry for Lloyd Joseph Lampe, "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998"

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 25

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).

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

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