Dennis John Phelan1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. 23 November 1878, d. 12 February 1943
FatherJohn J. Phelan10,11,12,13,9,8,14,15 b. 19 Jun 1856, d. 16 Dec 1903
MotherMary E. Hennessey16,17,18,19,20,8,3,21,9,22 b. 7 Jun 1857, d. 5 Feb 1919
RelationshipGranduncle of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsDennis Phelan Descendancy Indented Chart
Daniel Bergin Descendancy Chart
John Hennessey Descendancy Chart
           Dennis John Phelan was born on 23 November 1878 at Waterbury, Connecticut..23,24,25,26,27,6,28,29
     Dennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 1, in the census of 5 June 1880 at 84 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.30,31
     Dennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 21, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.3 Dennis John Phelan resided in 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.3 He resided in February 1903 at 397 Liberty Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, living next door to Mary Moran.32
     Dennis John Phelan married Mary C. Moran, daughter of John Moran and Elizabeth Roper, on 12 February 1903 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut. They were joined in marriage by the Reverend J. J. Curtin, Rector at St. Francis Xavier Church.4,33
     Dennis John Phelan, age 27, appears as head of household in the census of 16 April 1910 in 367 South Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Mary C. Moran. Mary's siblings, John and Margaret were also enumerated as living with Dennis and Mary.34
     With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted its third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registration, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Dennis John Phelan filled out a draft card on 12 September 1918 at Waterbury, Connecticut, He was of medium height, slender build , had blue eyes and was slightly graying.35 He resided on 12 September 1918 at 332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35
     Dennis John Phelan appears in the census of 31 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan; The original census taker wrote down incorrect names and ages of the occupants. But, from street directories and past census, I believe this is who was living here at that time.36 Dennis John Phelan resided with John J. Phelan, Daniel Phelan, George Vincent Phelan, William F. Phelan, Sarah A. Phelan, George C. Reilly and William F. Rielly in 1920 at 332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.37 Dennis John Phelan resided in 1924 at 59 South View St., Waterbury, Connecticut, with his sister, Sadie, brother, Bill and uncle Daniel.38
     Dennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 52, in the census of 4 April 1930 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Sarah A. Phelan, erroneously as her son instead of as her brother.39
     Dennis John Phelan resided on 4 April 1930 at 434 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Sarah A. Phelan as well as with William F. Rielly, George C. Reilly, Daniel Phelan, William F. Phelan and William David Hennessey.39 Dennis John Phelan resided in 1942 at 34 Scovill Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. On his WWII Draft Registration papers in 1942 it lists this residence. However, written above the address it says (No home). It then asks for the name of a person who would always know the whereabouts of the registrant. He named George Corcoran and the same address. Was he boarding with George Corcoran, his employer, or was he homeless?40 He filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 at Waterbury, Connecticut. The Fourth Registration, often referred to as the old man's registration, was conducted on 27 April 1942 and registered men who were born on or between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897-men who were between 45 and 64 years old-who were not already in the military. He was described as 5' 6" tall weighing about 110 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair, and having a light complexion..69
     Dennis John Phelan died on 12 February 1943 at Cancer Home, Fall River, Massachusetts, at age 64 of cancer of the tongue and the glands of the neck and throat. He was at the cancer home for 7 months until his death.8 He was buried on 15 February 1943 at Old St Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.8

Family

Mary C. Moran b. c 1879

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
188084 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 1, in the census of 5 June 1880 at 84 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.30,31
1900398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 21, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.3
1910367 South Main Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan, age 27, appears as head of household in the census of 16 April 1910 in 367 South Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Mary C. Moran. Mary's siblings, John and Margaret were also enumerated as living with Dennis and Mary.34
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan appears in the census of 31 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan; The original census taker wrote down incorrect names and ages of the occupants. But, from street directories and past census, I believe this is who was living here at that time.36
1930Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan appears as Dennis Phelan, age 52, in the census of 4 April 1930 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Sarah A. Phelan, erroneously as her son instead of as her brother.39

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
1900398 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan resided in 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.3
February 1903397 Liberty Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided in February 1903 at 397 Liberty Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, living next door to Mary Moran.32
12 September 1918332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided on 12 September 1918 at 332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35
1920332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided with John J. Phelan, Daniel Phelan, George Vincent Phelan, William F. Phelan, Sarah A. Phelan, George C. Reilly and William F. Rielly in 1920 at 332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.37
192459 South View St., Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan resided in 1924 at 59 South View St., Waterbury, Connecticut, with his sister, Sadie, brother, Bill and uncle Daniel.38
4 April 1930434 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan resided on 4 April 1930 at 434 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Sarah A. Phelan as well as with William F. Rielly, George C. Reilly, Daniel Phelan, William F. Phelan and William David Hennessey.39
194234 Scovill Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutDennis John Phelan resided in 1942 at 34 Scovill Street, Waterbury, Connecticut. On his WWII Draft Registration papers in 1942 it lists this residence. However, written above the address it says (No home). It then asks for the name of a person who would always know the whereabouts of the registrant. He named George Corcoran and the same address. Was he boarding with George Corcoran, his employer, or was he homeless?40

Citations

  1. [S56] Dennis Phelan entry, Birth Registration Birth Registrations were how births were recorded in Waterbury. Birth Certificates did not exist for this year and were recorded in an index book., This birth was recorded in an index entitled Births: 1871-1885, Volume 1, PP. 1-210, Town Of Waterbury,. It shows Denis Phalen. (23 November 1878).
  2. [S1241] Daniel Phelan's Baptismal Record: shows Dionysio Phalen, 24 November 1878, Archdiocese of Hartford Chancery.
  3. [S283] John J. Phelan household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 25, dwelling 263, family 468.
  4. [S1361] Dennis and Mary Phelan's Marriage Certificate.
  5. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Dennis John Phelan.
  6. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", Dennis John Phelan, 1942.
  7. [S90] The Waterbury Republican, February 13, 1943, Page 4.
  8. [S41] Dennis Phelan's Death Certificate, Volume 39.
  9. [S1] Interview, Ralph Phelan.
  10. [S56] Dennis Phelan entry, Birth Registration Birth Registrations were how births were recorded in Waterbury. Birth Certificates did not exist for this year and were recorded in an index book., This birth was recorded in an index entitled Births: 1871-1885, Volume 1, PP. 1-210, Town Of Waterbury,. It shows father as John J. Phalen. (23 November 1878).
  11. [S1241] Daniel Phelan's Baptismal Record: shows father as "Joanno Phalen", 24 November 1878, Archdiocese of Hartford Chancery.
  12. [S1361] Dennis and Mary Phelan's Marriage Certificate: shows father as John Phelan.
  13. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Dennis John Phelan; shows his father as John Phelan.
  14. [S39] John Phelan's Death Certificate, John J. Phelan.
  15. [S90] The Waterbury Republican, February 13, 1943, Page 4, shows father as John Phalen.
  16. [S56] Dennis Phelan entry, Birth Registration Birth Registrations were how births were recorded in Waterbury. Birth Certificates did not exist for this year and were recorded in an index book., This birth was recorded in an index entitled Births: 1871-1885, Volume 1, PP. 1-210, Town Of Waterbury,. It shows mother as JMary Hennessy. (23 November 1878).
  17. [S1241] Daniel Phelan's Baptismal Record: shows mother as "Maria Hennessy", 24 November 1878, Archdiocese of Hartford Chancery.
  18. [S1361] Dennis and Mary Phelan's Marriage Certificate: shows mother as Mary Hennesey.
  19. [S68] The Waterbury Republican-American, February 6, 1919.
  20. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Dennis John Phelan; shows his mother as Mary Hennessey.
  21. [S90] The Waterbury Republican, February 13, 1943, Page 4, shows mother as Mary (Hennessey) Phalen.
  22. [S68] The Waterbury Republican-American, February 6, 1919, shows survivors.
  23. [S56] Dennis Phelan entry, Birth Registration Birth Registrations were how births were recorded in Waterbury. Birth Certificates did not exist for this year and were recorded in an index book., This birth was recorded in an index entitled Births: 1871-1885, Volume 1, PP. 1-210, Town Of Waterbury,. (23 November 1878).
  24. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Dennis John Phelan; shows birth as 23 November 1878 and birthplace as Waterbury, Conn.
  25. [S129] John J. Phelan household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 39, page 20, dwelling 145, family 202, shows age 1.
  26. [S283] John J. Phelan household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 25, dwelling 263, family 468, shows age 21.
  27. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Dennis John Phelan, 1918; shows 23 November 1877 and birthplace as Waterbury.
  28. [S286] Sadie Riley household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 250, sheet 3B, dwelling 21, family 53, shows age 52 and birthplace as Connecticut.
  29. [S41] Dennis Phelan's Death Certificate, Volume 39, says age 64.
  30. [S129] John J. Phelan household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 39, page 20, dwelling 145, family 202.
  31. [S96] Letter, Ada Fehrs to Taryn L. Phelan, 1999.
  32. [S1361] Dennis and Mary Phelan's Marriage Certificate: shows residence of the groom as 397 Liberty St.
  33. [S284] Dennis Phelan, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 487, sheet 3B, dwelling 25, family 59, shows the couple as being married for 6 years.
  34. [S284] Dennis Phelan, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 487, sheet 3B, dwelling 25, family 59.
  35. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Dennis John Phelan, 1918.
  36. [S285] John Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 470, sheet 65A, dwelling 444, family 1266.
  37. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John J., Daniel, Dennis, George V., and William Phelan, 1920; Page 504; Mrs. Sarah Reilly, 1920; Page 523.
  38. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Dennis J. Phelan (Helen), 1924; Section P, Page 425.
  39. [S286] Sadie Riley household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 250, sheet 3B, dwelling 21, family 53.
  40. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", Dennis John Phelan, 1942; shows no home and gives the address of his employer.