Wilma Beatrice Phelps

26 June 1918–21 October 1992 (Age 74)
Lenna, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Wilma Beatrice

When Wilma Beatrice Phelps was born on 26 June 1918, in Lenna, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Leroy Phelps, was 29 and her mother, Nora Dunn, was 20. She lived in McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 October 1992, in Stilwell, Adair, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74.

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 3

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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)

  • Wilma Phelps in household of Ray Phelps, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilma B Phelps in household of Roy L Phelps, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma Ford, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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