Edna R. Phelps

Brief Life History of Edna R.

When Edna R. Phelps was born in January 1897, in New York, United States, her father, William F. Phelps, was 29 and her mother, Olive M. Wylie, was 29. She married Carroll Thomas Hodges on 9 August 1926, in Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1930 and lived in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States in 1930 and Port Dickinson, Dickinson, Broome, New York, United States in 1940. She died in October 1982, at the age of 85, and was buried in Franklin, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Carroll Thomas Hodges
Edna R. Phelps
Marriage: 9 August 1926
Helen A Hodges

Sources (13)

  • Edna Hodges, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edna R Phelps, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Edna R Phelps Hodges, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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