Annie Elizabeth <I>Donahue</I> Phelan

Annie Elizabeth Donahue Phelan

Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 20 Sep 1904 (aged 68)
Seligman, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial Williams, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Plot Sec 13
Memorial ID 6711100 · View Source
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Mother to James Crysanthus Phelan (Meat dealer and dam builder) Wife to Daniel Francis Phelan

Story by Annie's g-granddaughter, Barbara Ohlwiler

Annie had breast cancer ... I heard the adults talk about it several times while I was growing up. As you know Annie and Daniel lived in Williams, AZ in the early 1900s. While several people were traveling in a wagon it became stuck in the mud so all but the driver got out to push. All at once the wagon came free and Annie fell hitting a breast really hard on one of the iron wheels. Later she developed cancer in that breast and went to California for treatment, I'm not sure where but most of the family who lived in CA were in the LA area.The treatment was so harsh it blinded her and from that time on all she wanted was to return to her beloved Williams. This happened but she died on the train in Seligman, AZ and finished the trip in a wagon (ironic?) where she was buried in the beautiful little forested cemetery.

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Mother of J.C. Phelan (meat dealer & dam builder

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  • Maintained by: Suzi Dewsnap Terrell
  • Originally Created by: kay taylor
  • Added: 21 Aug 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6711100
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Elizabeth Donahue Phelan (14 May 1836–20 Sep 1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6711100, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Williams, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Suzi Dewsnap Terrell (contributor 46902002) .