Alma S Phelps

21 May 1843–13 June 1901 (Age 58)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Alma S

When Alma S Phelps was born on 21 May 1843, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John Phelps, was 42 and his mother, Mary Shaw Leachman, was 45. He married Mary C. Welling on 16 September 1865, in Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States in 1880. He died on 13 June 1901, in Garfield, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Garfield, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Alma S Phelps
Mary C. Welling
Marriage: 16 September 1865
George Henry Phelps
Mary R. Phelps
Charles Samuel Phelps
Mary E Phelps
Sarah Phelps
John Phelps
Frank Phelps
Guy Harry Phelps
Josephine Phelps
Katie Catherine Phelps
Florence Agnes Phelps
Maud May Phelps

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  • Marriage
    16 September 1865Bodega, Sonoma, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 5
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 18
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

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

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    Phoebe Phelps Stonebraker, Wife of John, Life Story

    PHEBE PHELPS STONEBRAKERPIONEER OF 1850 Submitted by Terry Morby Phebe Phelps Stonebraker was born June 27, 1833 in HamiltonCountry, Ohio of early American stock. Her parents were John andMary Leach …

    Sources (39)

    • Alma Phelps in entry for Guy Harry Phelps, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Alma Phelps in household of Hugh Marshall, "United States Census, 1860"
    • All Phelps in entry for C S Phelps and Nellie Kane, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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