John J. Phelan1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 7 April 1882, d. 14 November 1924
FatherJohn J. Phelan6,2,4,5,7 b. 19 Jun 1856, d. 16 Dec 1903
MotherMary E. Hennessey8,9,4,7,2,5,10 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
     John J. Phelan was born on 7 April 1882 at Waterbury, Connecticut. The physician was E. W. McDonald.11,12,3
     John J. Phelan appears as John Phelan, age 17, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.2 John J. Phelan resided there with his parents and siblings: Dennis, Mary, Sarah, William, Daniel, Joseph, and George.13 He resided in 1912 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary, his uncle Daniel, and his brothers William and Dennis.14 He resided in 1917 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary. His brothers George and Dennis were also listed in the directory along with his great uncle, Daniel Phelan.15
     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. John J. Phelan filled out a draft card on 12 September 1918 at Waterbury, Connecticut, He was of medium height, slender build, blue eyes and black hair.16 He resided in September 1918 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary.17
     John J. Phelan, age 38, appears as head of household in the census of 31 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Dennis John 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.3 John J. Phelan resided in 1920 at 332 Baldwin Street with his siblings: Dennis, George, William and Sadie. His uncle Daniel was also living in the household. Sarah's two sons were likely there as well but were not shown on the street directory. Children under 18 were not included in the directory with Daniel Phelan, Dennis John Phelan, George Vincent Phelan, William F. Phelan, Sarah A. Phelan, George C. Reilly and William F. Rielly.18 He was a member of the Eagles Club.5
     John J. Phelan died on 14 November 1924 at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 42 from alcoholic overstimulation. His sister, Sarah, was an informant to his death.4,19
     John was buried in November 1924 at Old St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.4,20

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1900398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn J. Phelan appears as John Phelan, age 17, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 398 Baldwin Street (rear), Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John J. Phelan as his son.2
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutJohn J. Phelan, age 38, appears as head of household in the census of 31 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, with Dennis John 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.3

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
1900398 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJohn J. Phelan resided there with his parents and siblings: Dennis, Mary, Sarah, William, Daniel, Joseph, and George.13
1912332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided in 1912 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary, his uncle Daniel, and his brothers William and Dennis.14
1917332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided in 1917 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary. His brothers George and Dennis were also listed in the directory along with his great uncle, Daniel Phelan.15
September 1918332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided in September 1918 at 332 Baldwin Street with his mother, Mary.17
1920332 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHe resided in 1920 at 332 Baldwin Street with his siblings: Dennis, George, William and Sadie. His uncle Daniel was also living in the household. Sarah's two sons were likely there as well but were not shown on the street directory. Children under 18 were not included in the directory with Daniel Phelan, Dennis John Phelan, George Vincent Phelan, William F. Phelan, Sarah A. Phelan, George C. Reilly and William F. Rielly.18

Citations

  1. [S57] John 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 211-504, Town Of Waterbury,
    on pages 350-351. His birth was recorded as John Phalen. (7 April 1882).
  2. [S283] John J. Phelan household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 432, sheet 25, dwelling 263, family 468.
  3. [S285] John Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 470, sheet 65A, dwelling 444, family 1266.
  4. [S39] John Phelan's Death Certificate.
  5. [S93] The Waterbury Republican-American, 15 November 1924.
  6. [S57] John 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 211-504, Town Of Waterbury,
    on pages 350-351. It shows his father's name. (7 April 1882).
  7. [S1] Interview, Ralph Phelan.
  8. [S57] John 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. 211-504, Town Of Waterbury, on pages 350-351. It shows the mother's name as Mary Hennessy. (7 April 1882).
  9. [S68] The Waterbury Republican-American, February 6, 1919.
  10. [S68] The Waterbury Republican-American, February 6, 1919, shows survivors.
  11. [S57] John 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. (7 April 1882).
  12. [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 17.
  13. [S283] Unknown cd1 household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, ED unknown cd3, sheet unknown cd4.
  14. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John J. Phelan, 1912; Section P, Page 302.
  15. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John J. Phelan, 1917; Section P, Page 448.
  16. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", John J. Phelan, 1918.
  17. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", John J. Phelan, September 12, 1918.
  18. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John J., Daniel, Dennis, George V., and William Phelan, 1920; Page 504; Mrs. Sarah Reilly, 1920; Page 523.
  19. [S93] The Waterbury Republican-American, 15 November 1924, 15 November 1924.
  20. [S93] The Waterbury Republican-American, 15 November 1924, 17 November, 1924.