Robert H. Phelps

16 December 1874–1953 (Age 78)
Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robert H.

When Robert H. Phelps was born on 16 December 1874, in Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Holt Phelps, was 30 and his mother, Lucretia Mills Morris, was 26. He married Alice B. Epps on 13 September 1895, in Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1953, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States.

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Robert H. Phelps
Alice B. Epps
Marriage: 13 September 1895
Jennie Lucile Phelps
Sumner Phelps
John Phelps
Henry Willmoth Phelps

Spouse and Children

13 September 1895
Oquawka, Henderson, Illinois, United States


    Jennie Lucile Phelps


    Sumner Phelps


    John Phelps



Parents and Siblings


    Lucretia Mills Morris




    Harry Phelps


    Jennie Phelps


    Lucille Phelps


    Sumner S. Phelps



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Phelps in household of Henry Phelps, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert Phelps in household of Henry H Phelps, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert Phelps, "United States Census, 1910"

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