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 Charles Pierpont Phelps

Charles Pierpont Phelps

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 13 Jan 1912 (aged 50)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 23319760 · View Source
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Phelps Lot

Edward John Phelps

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Charles Pierpont Phelps
Minnie B Phelps

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Mary Haight Phelps


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Charles Pierpont Phelps son of Hon Edward John Phelps LL.D. (BA Middlebury 1840 hon MA Yale 1881) and Mary (Haight) Phelps was born October 7, 1861 in Burlington Vt.

His father was Kent Professor of Law in Yale University from 1881 to his decease in 1900 and from 1885 to 1889 United States Minister to Great Britain. He was fitted for college at St Paul's School Concord NH, and graduated from Yale in 1884. After graduation he traveled abroad and was for a time at Detroit in the employ of the Michigan Central Railway Co of which his brother (BA Yale 1870) had been chief engineer. While his father was Minister to England he was second secretary of the United States Legation. In 1889 he returned to the United States and was for a short time in business in St Paul Minn. Since then he had been in the banking and brokerage business successively with Lamprecht Brothers & Co of Boston, as manager of the Boston office of Harvey Fisk & Sons, and as a member of the firm of Cushman Fisher & Phelps and its successors, CP Phelps & Co. He was then in New York as president of the American Consolidated Pine Fibre Co., was with Kean Van Courtlandt & Co Kountze Brothers, and later with Hirsch Lilienthal & Co. He was known as a successful bond salesman and organizer.

Mr Phelps died of pneumonia at his home in New York City January 13, 1912 at the age of 50 years. He was buried in Burlington Vt.

He married January 25, 1893 Lillian, daughter of Rev. Gemont Graves of Burlington Vt, but was divorced from her in 1906.

January 11, 1908 he married in Philadelphia, Minnie Woodbury Braithwaite, daughter of George Moe Braithwaite who survives him with a daughter.

- From "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University", by Yale University





  • Created by: Barb Destromp
  • Added: 10 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23319760
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Pierpont Phelps (7 Oct 1861–13 Jan 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23319760, citing Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .