1925 Biography - Paul Phelps

Paul E. Phelps is a native of Johnson County. His father was Charles W. who was born in North Carolina in 1832. Bradley Phelps was his grandfather and in later life a teacher of Saline County. Charles W. came to the West Eden community as an associate of James Bell in the timber business and married Amanda (Smith) McCluskey whose father, Robert Smith was a Methodist minister and a fine singer. They had one son, Paul. E. who was left an orphan at three years of age. He received his primary education in the public schools and his higher course at the S. I. N. U. and has been a teacher for twenty-one years. He was elected assessor and treasurer of the county in 1922. He married Maude Jones and has one son, Lowell, who is a student in the Vienna Township High School. Mr. Phelps and wife are members of the M. E. Church and the order of Eastern Star.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 421.

Templates in Time