Merrill Anthony Phelps

Male13 September 1895–5 February 1938

Brief Life History of Merrill Anthony

When Merrill Anthony Phelps was born on 13 September 1895, in Mountain Grove, Wright, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Tapp Phelps, was 28 and his mother, Martha Jane Groves, was 18. He married Cora Ruth AUSMUS on 27 December 1916, in Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Quartz Township, Greer, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Wekiwa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 5 February 1938, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States.

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Merrill Anthony Phelps
Cora Ruth AUSMUS
Marriage: 27 December 1916
Margaret K Phelps
Merrill Ausmus Phelps II
Wayne Keith Phelps

Sources (9)

  • M A Phelps, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merrill A Phelps, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Merrill Anthony Phelps, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1916Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 3

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 12

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.

    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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