Helen Marie Dwyer1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, b. 27 December 1888, d. 24 September 1943
Helen Dwyer Phelan
(Photo courtesy of Moira Phelan Grenier)
FatherJohn Dwyer1,2,7,6,3 b. Nov 1852, d. 30 Dec 1918
MotherAnna Dawson1,9,6,10,3,7,11 b. 1848, d. 17 Jun 1935
RelationshipGrandmother of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsDennis Phelan Descendancy Indented Chart
John Dwyer Descendancy Indented Chart
Daniel Bergin Descendancy Chart
John Hennessey Descendancy Chart
Dawson Descendancy Chart
           Helen Marie Dwyer was born on 27 December 1888 at 38 Burnham Street, Waterbury, Connecticut..12,13,14,15,7 She resided on 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.3
     Helen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Dwyer, age 11, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his daughter. She is also identified as a student.3,16 On the 1900 census, she is identified as a student Waterbury, Connecticut.3
     Helen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Dwyer, age 20, in the census of 20 April 1910 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his daughter.17,18
     Helen Marie Dwyer married Joseph Francis Phelan, son of John J. Phelan and Mary E. Hennessey, on 11 September 1913 at St. Francis Church, Waterbury, Connecticut. They were married by the Reverend Father Curtin who celebrated the nuptial mass. The attending couple were George Phelan, a brother of the groom, and Miss Anna Dwyer, a sister of the bride. As both were well known in that section of the city, the church was crowded with friends and relatives. They left on a trip to Washington and other places of interest.1,19,20,21,22,4,23,24,25,6,7,26 Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided on 9 September 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.27,28 Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1917 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their son, Joseph.29,30 Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1918 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.31 Helen Marie Dwyer was an informant to the death of John Dwyer, her father, on 30 December 1918 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut; of pulmonary edema, secondary to cerebral apoplexy.32,33,34
     Helen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Phelan, age 29 in the census of 5 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife.4
     Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided on 5 January 1920 at 622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their children Joseph and Francis and Helen's mother and sister, both Anna Dwyers.4 Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1924 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35,36
     Helen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Phelan, age 37, in the census of 5 June 1930 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife.37
     Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in September 1934 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.6,7
     Helen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Marie Phelan, age 47, in the census of 2 April 1940 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife, along with Joseph Francis Phelan Jr., Francis Joseph Phelan, Ralph Thomas Phelan and Anna Frances Dwyer.38 Helen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1942 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.39 Helen Marie Dwyer was the registrar for Joseph Francis Phelan's draft card on 27 April 1942 at Waterbury, Connecticut; He was described as having a ruddy complexion weighing 192 lbs and measuring 5 ft 8 in tall. He had blue eyes and grey hair. The registrar's signature on the document was that of his own wife, Helen M. Phelan.39 Helen Marie Dwyer was a Catholic St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut.7 Helen was friendly and nice and of small build. She played cards on Sunday night at the Bergin's house on Rose street.40 Moira Phelan Grenier said that Helen was petite.41 She died on 24 September 1943 at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, of spleno-myelogenous leukemia.6 She was buried on 28 September 1943 at Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut. Interment was in the family plot with the commital by Father Kenney, assisted by Father Sullivan. She is buried alongside her husband, Joe and his second wife, Loretta. (Loretta's father and sister are also buried there.)6,7,26,42

Family

Joseph Francis Phelan b. 7 Apr 1892, d. 27 Sep 1958
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
190086 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Dwyer, age 11, in the census of 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his daughter. She is also identified as a student.3,16
191023 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Dwyer, age 20, in the census of 20 April 1910 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of John Dwyer as his daughter.17,18
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Phelan, age 29 in the census of 5 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife.4
1930700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Phelan, age 37, in the census of 5 June 1930 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife.37
1940700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer appears as Helen Marie Phelan, age 47, in the census of 2 April 1940 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut,in the household of Joseph Francis Phelan as his wife, along with Joseph Francis Phelan Jr., Francis Joseph Phelan, Ralph Thomas Phelan and Anna Frances Dwyer.38

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
15 June 190086 Washington Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer resided on 15 June 1900 at 86 Washington Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.3
9 September 191423 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe and Joseph Francis Phelan resided on 9 September 1914 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.27,28
191723 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1917 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their son, Joseph.29,30
191823 South Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1918 at 23 South Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.31
5 January 1920622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided on 5 January 1920 at 622 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their children Joseph and Francis and Helen's mother and sister, both Anna Dwyers.4
1924700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1924 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35,36
September 1934700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in September 1934 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.6,7
1942700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Marie Dwyer and Joseph Francis Phelan resided in 1942 at 700 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.39

Citations

  1. [S6] Joseph and Helen Phelan's Marriage Certificate.
  2. [S84] Helen Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate (27 dec 1888).
  3. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458.
  4. [S285] Joseph Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 464, sheet 6A, dwelling 41, family 110.
  5. [S1281] Joseph F. household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 1A, number of household , 9, shows Helen Marie Phelan.
  6. [S50] Helen Phelan's Death Certificate.
  7. [S91] The Waterbury Republican, 25 September, 1943.
  8. [S1] Interview, Ralph Phelan.
  9. [S84] Helen Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate, Helen's mother is misspelled as Annie Dorson (27 dec 1888).
  10. [S67] The Waterbury Democrat, June 18, 1935.
  11. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "grand aunt Anna (Dawson) (Mitchell) Dwyer....child: Helen Dwyer."
  12. [S84] Helen Dwyer entry, Birth Certificate, Her birth certificate incorrectly states Nelie as the given name. Shows place of birth as 38 Burnham Street, Waterbury, Connecticut (27 dec 1888).
  13. [S283] John Dwyer household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 23, sheet 435, dwelling 234, family 458, shows age 11.
  14. [S33] Francis Phelan entry, Birth Certificate (16 December, 1917).
  15. [S1532] Ralph Phelan entry, Birth Certificate, shows the mother's age as 33 and birth place as Waterbury, Conn. (Received for record on the 17 October 1924).
  16. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, John Dwyer, 1900; Section D, Page 157.
  17. [S284] John Dwyer, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 11B, dwelling 74, family 149.
  18. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, Waterbury,1910: shows John Dwyer, h 23 South.
  19. [S65] The Waterbury Republican-American, Sept 29, 1958.
  20. [S284] John Dwyer, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 484, sheet 11B, dwelling 74, family 149, says married for 22 years.
  21. [S673] The Waterbury Republican-American, 12 September 1913.
  22. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Joseph Francis Phelan, 1917; shows Joseph Phelan as married.
  23. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, 1925.
  24. [S286] Joseph F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-250, sheet 6B, dwelling 47, family 123, says married 21 years.
  25. [S1281] Joseph F. household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 1A, number of household , 9, shows that Helen is his wife.
  26. [S674] The Waterbury Republican-American, 28 September 1943.
  27. [S10] John Phelan's Death Certificate, shows place of death as 23 South Street. Joseph Phelan (father) was the informant to the death and his address is listed as 23 South Street.
  28. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Joseph F. Phelan, 1914; shows residence as 23 South Street.
  29. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", Joseph Francis Phelan, 1917.
  30. [S1380] "Connecticut Military Census of 1917", Joseph Francis Phelan-shows post office address as 23 South Street, Waterbury, Conn.
  31. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Joseph F. Phelan, 1918; Book Section P, Page 465.
  32. [S87] John Dwyer's Death Certificate.
  33. [S63] The Waterbury Republican, Dec 31, 1918.
  34. [S731] The Waterbury Democrat, 30 Dec 1918, Page 7, shows that he died at home, 23 South Main Street.
  35. [S1532] Ralph Phelan entry, Birth Certificate, shows the residence of the father as 700 Baldwin St. (Waterbury, Connecticut) (Received for record on the 17 October 1924).
  36. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Joseph F. Phelan (Helen M), 1924; Section P, Page 425.
  37. [S286] Joseph F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-250, sheet 6B, dwelling 47, family 123.
  38. [S1281] Joseph F. household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 1A, number of household , 9.
  39. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", Joseph Francis Phelan, 1942.
  40. [S97] Interview, Winifred Fehrs, 1992.
  41. [S723] Telephone Conversation, Moira Phelan Grenier, Spring 2007.
  42. [S109] Personal knowledge.
  43. [S9] John J. Phelan entry, Birth Certificate (18 June 1914).
  44. [S746] John Joseph Phelan's Certificate of Baptism: shows mother, 24 June 1914, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  45. [S1563] John Joseph Phelan, Death Registration, shows mother as Helen Dwyer.
  46. [S10] John Phelan's Death Certificate, shows mother as Helen Dwyer.
  47. [S22] Joseph F. Phelan Jr. entry, Birth Certificate (28 May, 1916).
  48. [S749] Joseph Francis Phelan's Certificate of Baptism: shows mother, 28 May 1916, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  49. [S1450] Marriage Register, St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut: entry for Joseph Phelan and Ann McNamara, 24 October 1942. Saint Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, shows his mother as Helen Dwyer.
  50. [S23] Joseph Phelan Jr's Death Certificate.
  51. [S24] The Waterbury Republican, Jun 17, 1964.
  52. [S103] Moira Grenier, "Moira Grenier's Family Group Sheet."
  53. [S286] Joseph F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-205, sheet 6B, dwelling 47, family 123.
  54. [S1281] Joseph F. household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-24, sheet 1A, number of household , 9, shows mother as Helen Marie Phelan.
  55. [S747] Francis Joseph Phelan's Certificate of Baptism: shows mother, 23 December 1917, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  56. [S286] Joseph F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-250, sheet 6B, dwelling 47|\123.
  57. [S1451] Marriage Register, St. Francis Xavier Church, Waterbury, Connecticut: entry for Francis Phalen and Alice Carmody, 14 September 1940. Saint Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, shows mother as Helen Dwyer.
  58. [S69] The Waterbury Republican, May 23, 1968.
  59. [S1532] Ralph Phelan entry, Birth Certificate, shows mother as Helen Dwyer (Received for record on the 17 October 1924).
  60. [S748] Ralph Thomas Phelan's Certificate of Baptism: shows mother, 26 October 1924, Saint Francis Xavier Church.
  61. [S1405] Social Security Applications, 1936-2007, Ralph Thomas Phelan; shows mother as Helen Dwyer.
  62. [S11] Ralph and Jacklyn Phelan's Marriage Certificate.
  63. [S13] Ralph T. Phelan's Death Certificate.
  64. [S12] The Waterbury Republican American.