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Lois Jane Wilson Phelps
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1846
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1894
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

1st w/o William Henry Phelps

Birth: 3rd child in Summit county, Ohio

Census: 1850, age 3 Northfield, Summit county, Ohio with parents, paternal grandmother & three siblings

Her beloved husband had P J McNerney build her a grandiose classical revival mansion of Carthage stone at 1146 Grand avenue with 10 fireplaces each having different color tile, with hand carved woodwork throughout plus a hand operated four floor elevator from basement to ballroom. It remaining (2011) one of the most elegant homes in Carthage.

Death: in Saint Louis, Missouri

Father: John Wilson b: about 1794 in Pennsylvania
Mother: Elizabeth DeHaven Wilson b: about 1818 in Ohio

Marriage: William Henry Phelps b: 16 OCT 1845 in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus county, New York
Married: 6 NOV 1868, Northfield, Summit county, Ohio

Known Children

Maude Helene Phelps b: 26 FEB 1874 in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri

Florence B Phelps b: JUL 1876 in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri

William Henry Phelps b: 13 SEP 1882 in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri


She struck Her Head on the Stone Curb and Died Almost Instantly - Dr. Knight Will Conduct the Funeral Here Wednesday.

Special Telegram to the Press.
ST. LOUIS, Nov 26 - Mrs. W. H. Phelps, the wife of Col. Phelps, the well known railway attorney who lives at 3963 West Bell Place, met with a fatal accident on Sunday afternoon while out riding out with her husband and their ten year old son, Willie. The party left the house about 4 o'clock and started east on West Bell Place. Col Phelps driving and his wife and boy occupying the rear seat. Near Vanderventer avenue the horses became frightened just after passing the buggy of Dr. H. C. Mudd and became unmanageable, tearing wildly up the street to the rear of Vanderventer Place, where Mrs. Phelps became frightened and jumped frantically from the carriage. She landed on her feet but was thrown backward and her head struck on the stone curb fracturing the skull. Dr. Mudd and another gentlemen picked up and carried her into the house of Mr. Smith P. Galt 63 Vandeventer Place, where Dr. Charles E. Black was also summoned. Nothing could be done, however as she expired in a few moments. Col. Phelps and his sons were carried on in the vehicle to Garrison and Easton avenues where the horse were stopped. Returning at once to Mr. Galt's residence the husband and little son were heart broken to learn that Mrs. Phelps was dead. Mrs. Phelps was Miss Lois Wilson, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, of Carthage. She was born in Northfield, Ohio, and was 48 years old. She married Col. Phelps in February 1868 and they have three children. Of these the oldest, Miss Helene, and the youngest, Willie are at home, while the second daughter, Miss Florence, is at school in Washington, D.C.

November 29, 1894


Attended by a Great Concourse of People This Afternoon

The 10:23 Missouri Pacific train from St. Louis bearing the remains of Mrs. W. H. Phelps, was nearly two hours late and did not reach here till noon today. The funeral party comprised the bereaved husband and children, W. H. Phelps, and Misses Helene, Florence and Master Willie Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phelps, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Knight and Assistant Attorney Merlin of the Missouri Pacific. They occupied General Manager Doddridge's special car. Many friends and acquaintances of the family were at the depot to meet them. The remains were taken from the train to the home of Mrs. Wilson, mother of the deceased.
The funeral was held at the First Presbyterian church at 2:30 o'clock. The front of the church was almost a solid mass of floral offerings. There were exquisite set pieces, wreaths and potted plants. Rose were the prevailing flowers.
The most elaborate of the floral tributes were from prominent politicians and railway men, friends of Mr. Phelps, present. Miss Johns played the funeral march as the party entered, the remains being borne by Messrs. J. L. Moore, S. B. Griswold, J. D. McCrillis, H. C. Cowgill, W. E. Brinkerhoff and M. G. McGregor, all of this city.
After the invocation by Rev. G. H. Hemingway, the singing of the hymn "Over the Stream" by a male quartet composed of Guy Wells, John Harris, Walter McElroy and A. H. Jennings, the reading of the scripture lesson and prayer the audience was asked to join in singing Mrs. Phelps' favorite hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy."
Rev. W. S. Knight, D. D. president of Lindenwood College, who was for so many years Mrs. Phelps' pastor, delivered the memorial address. It was in an able effort and full of sympathy. After prayer the male quartet sang. "He Giveth His Beloved Sleep," and the audience was dismissed.
The funeral procession was a long and imposing one and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in Park Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth DeHaven Wilson (1817 - 1903)
  William Harlow Phelps (1845 - 1916)*
  Maude Helene Phelps (1874 - 1903)*
  Florence B Phelps Rothert (1876 - 1962)*
  William Henry Phelps (1882 - 1927)*
  James Wilson (1844 - 1850)*
  Lois Jane Wilson Phelps (1846 - 1894)
  John N. Wilson (1849 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Bl 19 Lot 1 Sp 5
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
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Lois Jane <i>Wilson</i> Phelps
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Lois Jane <i>Wilson</i> Phelps
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