Forest Kenneth Phelps

12 July 1918–11 February 1996 (Age 77)
Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of Forest Kenneth

When Forest Kenneth Phelps was born on 12 July 1918, in Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Jesse Garfield Phelps, was 36 and his mother, Lyda Pearl Wilson, was 32. He married Opal Fay Cunningham on 22 May 1937, in Adair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Polk Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Salt River Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 11 February 1996, in Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Forest Kenneth Phelps
Opal Fay Cunningham
Marriage: 22 May 1937
Marilyn Faye Phelps
Carolyn Kay Phelps

Spouse and Children

22 May 1937
Adair, Missouri, United States


    Marilyn Faye Phelps


    Carolyn Kay Phelps


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 13

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Forrest Phelps, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Forest Phelps in household of Jess G Phelps, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Forest Phelps in household of Jesse Phelps, "United States Census, 1930"

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