Zerah Edward Phelps

10 February 1902–23 July 1971 (Age 69)
Coalinga, Fresno, California, United States

The Life of Zerah Edward

When Zerah Edward Phelps was born on 10 February 1902, in Coalinga, Fresno, California, United States, his father, Zerah Lambert Phelps, was 23 and his mother, Pearl Medea Overton, was 18. He married Leila Irena Herring on 17 August 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Judicial Township 3, Kern, California, United States in 1940 and Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States in 1942. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 23 July 1971, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Zerah Edward Phelps
Leila Irena Herring
Marriage: 17 August 1925
Edward Hugh Phelps
Lee Alden Phelps

Spouse and Children

17 August 1925
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


    Edward Hugh Phelps


    Lee Alden Phelps


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): patronymic from Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zera E Phelps in household of Zerah L Phelps, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zerah E Phelps, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zerah Edward Phelps, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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