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 Frederic Brainard Phelps

Frederic Brainard Phelps

Birth
Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Feb 1908 (aged 79)
Whiting, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Burial Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 3
Memorial ID 153482417 · View Source
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Christened on 24 May 1829

Wives:
~ Damaris (married on 12 Jan 1859, Belchertown, MA)
~ Sarah (married 19 April 1865, Amherst, MA)

Other Child:
~ Charles Dickinson (b. 29 Nov 1868; last found liv. in W. Haven, CT in 1930; Amherst College grad. of 1889; physician/surgeon)

"Of Irasburg, son of William and Maria (Forward) Phelps, was born in Belchertown, Mass., Feb. 8, 1829. While fitting for college at the academy at Belchertown he was allured by the golden promises of wealth offered in California in 1849, and emigrated to that state, where he remained for eight years, during which time he acquired a thorough practical knowledge of Spanish and other European languages. On his return to the East he resumed his studies and graduated from the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1870. He was ordained and installed pastor of the Congregational church at Lowell, Oct. 18, 1870, where he continued his ministerial services for nine years, the latter portion of the time also preaching in Westfield. In both these places many members were added to the church through the energetic efforts of the pastor. In 1879 he was installed at St. Johnsbury East, where he remained four years and finally, after six years of ministerial labor in Massachusetts and New Hampshire was called to Irasburg, where he is now engaged in the labor of his profession. During the twenty-three years of his pastoral labors he has lost but three Sabbaths from sickness, and he has frequently aided in revival work in parishes other than his own. Rev. Mr. Phelps has twice entered the married state. His first wife was Damaris S., daughter of Jared and Julia (Storrs) Clark, to whom he was united at Belchertown, Mass., Jan. 10, 1859. She died five years later, having been the mother of two sons, both of whom died in infancy. He was again wedded at North Amherst, Mass., April 19, 1865, to Sarah T., daughter of Daniel and Tammy (Eastman) Dickinson. By her he has had seven children: Frederic William (deceased), Charles Dickinson, Edith Sophia (deceased), Myron Austin, Julia Eastman, Florence Dell, and Isabelle Maud. Mr. Phelps has been a Republican since the formation of the party and was a member of the state convention that nominated John A. Andrew for Governor of Massachusetts. For four years he was superintendent of schools in Lowell, and also served on school committees in Erving, Mass., and Sullivan, N.H. For some time he was chaplain of Mt. Norris Lodge of G.T. at Lowell, and he held a similar position in the lodge at Erving, Mass."

occupation: clergyman

cause of death: broncho-pneumonia
ae 78y & 11m

(sources: "Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical history of Vermonters and sons of Vermont", by Jacob G. Ullery, 1894, pp. 310-311; "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, Deaths"; Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915; Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915; "Marsh genealogy. Giving several thousand descendants of John Marsh of Hartford, Ct. 1636-1895", compiled by Dwight Whitney Marsh, 1895, p. 310)


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  • Created by: Allison
  • Added: 10 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153482417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederic Brainard Phelps (8 Feb 1829–8 Feb 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153482417, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Belchertown, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Allison (contributor 47066078) .