James Francis Phelan1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

M, b. 23 November 1887, d. 24 January 1974
FatherJeremiah Joseph Phelan1,10,11 b. Jan 1865, d. 6 Dec 1903
MotherMary Ellen Dolan10,1,12,13,14 b. c 1863, d. 23 Dec 1940
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsDawson Descendancy Chart
      and was baptized on 23 November 1887 at St. Patrick's Church, Waterbury, Connecticut.3
     James Francis Phelan was born on 23 November 1887 at Waterbury, Connecticut..15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22
     James Francis Phelan appears as James F. Phealen, age 12, in the census of 2 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Jeremiah Joseph Phelan as his son.1    James Francis Phelan resided in June 1900 at 45 West Porter Street at Waterbury with his parents Jeremiah Joseph Phelan and Mary Ellen Dolan, as well as with Margaret Elizabeth Phelan, his sister..1
     James Francis Phelan appears as James Phalen, age 22, in the census of 20 April 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Mary Ellen Dolan as her son.2 James Francis Phelan resided in April 1910 at 20 School Street at Waterbury with his mother, Mary Ellen Dolan as well as with Margaret Elizabeth Phelan, his sister..2 James Francis Phelan was a timekeeper in a clock factory in April 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut.2
     James Francis Phelan married Aldena E. Hamel on 2 January 1913 at St. Anne's Church, Waterbury, Connecticut.23,5,24,25,26,27,28,29 At the time of his marriage, he was a clerk at Waterbury, Connecticut.30
     On 5 June 1917 at Waterbury, Connecticut, James registered for the draft. It describes him as medium height, slender build, with blue eyes and black hair.4
     James was employed by Scovill Manufacturing Company as a factory clerk in June 1917 at Waterbury, Connecticut,31 and resided in June 1917 at 16 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Aldena.32
     James Francis Phelan, age 33, appears as head of household in the census of 17 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.5
     James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel resided in January 1920 at 16 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters, Marian and Gertrude.5 James Francis Phelan was a timekeeper in a brass factory in January 1920 at Waterbury, Connecticut.5
     James Francis Phelan, age 42, appears as head of household in the census of 15 April 1930 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.6 James and Aldena E. Hamel resided in April 1930 at 152 Plaza Avenue at Waterbury with their children Marian and Gertrude. James' sister, Rita Smith, lives next door with her family and with their mother, Mary Phelan.6 James Francis Phelan was a shipping clerk in a brass factory in April 1930 at Waterbury.6 He was a shipping clerk for CMWks in 1939 at Waterbury, Connecticut.25
     James and Aldena lived at 410 Waterville Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1939 with their daughters, Gertrude and Marion.33
     James Francis Phelan, age 53, appears as head of household in the census of 5 April 1940 in 370 Waterville Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.7 James Francis Phelan was a shipping clerk in a metal works factory in April 1940 at Waterbury, Connecticut.34 James was employed by Chase Brass and Copper Co. at the Chase Metal Co. in the Waterville section of Waterbury at that time.35
     James filled out a draft card in 1942. 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.8
     James and Aldena resided in 1942 at Midland Road, Waterbury, Connecticut.36
     James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel lived at 37 Garden Circle, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1952.37 James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel lived at 37 Garden Circle, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1955.38 James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel lived at 52 Manhan, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1957.39 James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel lived at 55 Ludlow, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1959.40 James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel lived at 55 Ludlow, Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1960.41
     James Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel resided in January 1970 at 224 Moran Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.42
     Aldena E. died on 10 January 1970 at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 84 after a long illness leaving James Francis a widower.43,44
     James Francis Phelan resided between 1972 and 1974 at 332 Williamson Circle, Watertown, Connecticut, with his daughter, Gertrude.45 He was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic Church in Oakville, Connecticut.9 He was associated; a former tyler of the Waterbury Lodge of Elks, a member of the Old Timers, Sheridan CoUncil, Knights of Columbus, and the Old Timers of the Elks.9
     James Francis Phelan died on 24 January 1974 at Medicare Pavilion Recovery Center, Waterbury, Connecticut, at age 86 after a long illness.46,9 He was buried on 26 January 1974 at Mount Olivet, Watertown, Connecticut.47   

Family

Aldena E. Hamel b. 22 Feb 1885, d. 10 Jan 1970
Children

Obituaries and Other News Articles

     This obituary appeared in the Waterbury Republican newspaper:
James. F. Phelan, 86, of 332 Williamson Circle, died at the Medicare Pavilion Recovery Center Thursday morning after a long illness. He was born in Waterbury, Nov. 23, 1887, son of the late Jeremiah T. and Mary Ellen (Dolan) Phelan and had been a resident of Oakville the past 2 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church. Mr. Phelan was a former tyler of the Waterbury Lodge of Elks, a member of the Old Timers, Sheriden Council, Knights of Columbus and the Old Timers of the Elks. He leaves two daughters; Mrs. Louis Knight of Oakville and Mrs. Leonard Roulier, of East Lyme, 5 grandchildren. Funeral will be held Saturday. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemtery, Watertown.9

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1900Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan appears as James F. Phealen, age 12, in the census of 2 June 1900 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Jeremiah Joseph Phelan as his son.1
1910Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan appears as James Phalen, age 22, in the census of 20 April 1910 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of Mary Ellen Dolan as her son.2
1920Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan, age 33, appears as head of household in the census of 17 January 1920 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.5
1930Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan, age 42, appears as head of household in the census of 15 April 1930 in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.6
1940370 Waterville Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan, age 53, appears as head of household in the census of 5 April 1940 in 370 Waterville Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Aldena E. Hamel, Marion A. Phelan and Gertrude M. Phelan.7

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
June 190045 West Porter Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan resided in June 1900 at 45 West Porter Street at Waterbury with his parents Jeremiah Joseph Phelan and Mary Ellen Dolan, as well as with Margaret Elizabeth Phelan, his sister..1
April 191020 School Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan resided in April 1910 at 20 School Street at Waterbury with his mother, Mary Ellen Dolan as well as with Margaret Elizabeth Phelan, his sister..2
June 191716 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticutand resided in June 1917 at 16 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Aldena.32
January 192016 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel resided in January 1920 at 16 Eastwood Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their two daughters, Marian and Gertrude.5
April 1930152 Plaza Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames and Aldena E. Hamel resided in April 1930 at 152 Plaza Avenue at Waterbury with their children Marian and Gertrude. James' sister, Rita Smith, lives next door with her family and with their mother, Mary Phelan.6
1942Midland Road, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames and Aldena resided in 1942 at Midland Road, Waterbury, Connecticut.36
January 1970224 Moran Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan and Aldena E. Hamel resided in January 1970 at 224 Moran Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.42
between 1972 and 1974332 Williamson Circle, Watertown, ConnecticutJames Francis Phelan resided between 1972 and 1974 at 332 Williamson Circle, Watertown, Connecticut, with his daughter, Gertrude.45

Citations

  1. [S283] Jeremiah Phelan household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 3B, dwelling 37, family 63.
  2. [S284] Mary Phalen, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 489, sheet 9A, dwelling 43, family 136.
  3. [S1650] Robert R. Bisaillon, St. Anne Marriages, 1886-1982, PHELAN, JAMES F., 24 ans, bap. 23-11-1887, St. Patrick, Waterbury, Ct. of Jeremiah & Mary Dolan, M. le 02-01-1913 à:
    HAMEL, MARY ALDINA, 27 ANS, INSPECTOR, BAP. 26-02-1885, Im. Conception, Waterbury, Ct, d. of Elzcar & Etudienne Boisvert.
  4. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", James Francis Phelan.
  5. [S285] James F. Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 473, sheet 9B, dwelling 111, family 218.
  6. [S286] James F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 234, sheet 12A, dwelling 223, family 237.
  7. [S1281] James F. Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-218, sheet 4A, number of household , 63.
  8. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", James Francis Phelan.
  9. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2.
  10. [S1650] Robert R. Bisaillon, St. Anne Marriages, 1886-1982, PHELAN, JAMES F., 24 ans, bap. 23-11-1887, St. Patrick, Waterbury, Ct. of Jeremiah & Mary Dolan, M.
  11. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows him as the son of the late Jeremiah T. Phelan.
  12. [S284] Mary Phalen, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 489, sheet 9A, dwelling 43, family 136, shows James as her son.
  13. [S872] "John Mitchell's Notebook,", shows "children of Mary Ellen (Dolon) Phelan: James Phelan, Margarita Phelan."
  14. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows him as the son of the late Mary Ellen (Dolan) Phelan.
  15. [S283] Jeremiah Phelan household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 3B, dwelling 37, family 63, shows birthdate as Nov. 1887 and birthplace as Connecticut.
  16. [S284] Mary Phalen, 1910 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 489, sheet 9A, dwelling 43, family 136, shows age 22 and birthplace as Connecticut.
  17. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", James Francis Phelan; shows his birthdate as November 23, 1887 and birthplace as Waterbury, Conn. USA.
  18. [S285] James F. Phelan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 473, sheet 9B, dwelling 111, family 218, shows age 33 and birthplace as Connecticut.
  19. [S286] James F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 234, sheet 12A, dwelling 223, family 237, shows age 42 and birthplace as Connecticut.
  20. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", James Francis Phelan; shows birthdate as Nov. 23, 1887 and Place of Birth as Waterbury, Conn.
  21. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, James F. Phelan, No State Number, 24 January 1974,shows age 86.
  22. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows his birthdate as Nov. 23, 1887 and birthplace as Waterbury.
  23. [S1650] Robert R. Bisaillon, St. Anne Marriages, 1886-1982, PHELAN, JAMES F., 24 ans, clerk, bap. 23-11-1887, St. Patrick, Waterbury, Ct. of Jeremiah & Mary Dolan, M. le 02-01-1913 à:
    HAMEL, MARY ALDINA, 27 ANS, INSPECTOR, BAP. 26-02-1885, Im. Conception, Waterbury, Ct, d. of Elzcar & Etudienne Boisvert.
  24. [S286] James F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 234, sheet 12A, dwelling 223, family 237, shows age at first marriage for James was 25 and for Aldena was age 26.
  25. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena) Phelan, 1939; Section P, Page 481.
  26. [S1281] James F. Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-218, sheet 4A, number of household , 63, shows Aldena to be the wife of James F. Phelan.
  27. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, Aldena Phelan, No State Number, 10 January 1970,shows spouse as James Phelan.
  28. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, James F. Phelan, No State Number, 24 January 1974,shows spouse as Aldena.
  29. [S1028] The Waterbury Republican, 11 January 1970, Page 8, shows "wife of James F. Phelan."
  30. [S1650] Robert R. Bisaillon, St. Anne Marriages, 1886-1982, PHELAN, JAMES F., 24 ans, clerk.
  31. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", James Francis Phelan; shows his employer as Scovill Mfg. Co. in Waterbury, Conn. and his trade as a factory clerk.
  32. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", James Francis Phelan; shows his Home address as 16 Eastwood Ave., Waterbury, Conn.
  33. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena) Phelan, 1939; Section P, Page 481; shows 410 Waterville as address.
  34. [S1281] James F. Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-218, sheet 4A, number of household , 63, shows occupation.
  35. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", James Francis Phelan; shows his Employer's Name and Address as Chase Brass and Copper Co. and his Place of Employment or Business as Chase Metal Co. Waterville, New Haven, Conn.
  36. [S162] "WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942", James Francis Phelan; shows his Place of Residence as Midland Rd., Waterbury, New Haven, Conn.
  37. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena) Phelan, 1952; Section P, Page 565.
  38. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena) Phelan, 1955; Section P, Page 623.
  39. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldina) Phelan, 1957; Section P, Page 544.
  40. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena) Phelan, 1959; Section P, Page 514.
  41. [S164] Connecticut City Directories, James F. (Aldena H.) Phelan, 1960; Section P, Page 484.
  42. [S1028] The Waterbury Republican, 11 January 1970, Page 8, shows their residence as 224 Moran Street.
  43. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, Aldena Phelan, No State Number, 10 January 1970.
  44. [S1028] The Waterbury Republican, 11 January 1970, Page 8, shows that she died at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness.
  45. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows that he was a resident of Oakville for the past two years.
  46. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, James F. Phelan, No State Number, 24 January 1974.
  47. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, states that the funeral will be held Saturday and burial will be in Mount Olivet.
  48. [S286] James F. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 234, sheet 12A, dwelling 223, family 237, shows father as James F. Phelan.
  49. [S1281] James F. Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-218, sheet 4A, number of household , 63, shows father as James F. Phelan.
  50. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows a surviving daughter as Mrs. Leonard Roulier.
  51. [S1034] E-mail, Leonard Roulier to Taryn L. Phelan, 13 November 2009, Len wrote that James and Aldena Phelan had two daughters: Marion and Gertrude.
  52. [S1030] The Waterbury Republican, 25 January 1974, Page 2, shows a surviving daughter as Mrs. Louis Knight.