Ruth Mary Phelan1,2,3

F, b. 8 September 1923, d. 15 June 2008
Ruth Mary Phelan
FatherGeorge Vincent Phelan4,5,6,3 b. 21 Nov 1893, d. 23 Jun 1957
MotherHelena Bowers1,7,3 b. 6 Sep 1890, d. 18 Feb 1981
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsDennis Phelan Descendancy Indented Chart
Daniel Bergin Descendancy Chart
John Hennessey Descendancy Chart
     Ruth Mary Phelan appears as Ruth Phelan, age 6, in the census of 4 April 1930 at 123 Edson Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of George Vincent Phelan as his daughter with Helena Bowers, Hermiline G. Phelan, George Vincent Phelan Jr. and John Raymond Phelan.4 Ruth Mary Phelan resided at 123 Edson Avenue with her parents and siblings, Hermiline, George, and John.1
     Ruth Mary Phelan appears as Ruth Phelan, age 16, in the census of 16 April 1940 at 95 Fairmont, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut,in the household of George Vincent Phelan as his daughter, along with Helena Bowers, Hermiline G. Phelan, George Vincent Phelan Jr. and John Raymond Phelan.2 Ruth Mary Phelan was educated at Waterbury Catholic High School, Waterbury, Connecticut.3 She was a graduate of the Diocesan College of the Sisters of St. Joseph.3 She was a clerk for Scoville Manufacturing Company in 1946 at Waterbury, Connecticut.8
     Ruth Mary Phelan resided in 1946 at 28 Luke Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her parents and siblings Hermiline, George, and John.8 She was a Catholic nun at St. James Convent, Stratford, Connecticut, for about 25 years. Her religious name was Sr. Mary Rita.9,10,11 She received her Master's Degree at Fairfield University at Fairfield, Connecticut.3 She left the religious order and became a teacher in the parochial and public school system. For many years, she taught at Bucks Hill School at Waterbury12,3 and a basketball enthusiast.3
     Ruth Mary Phelan died on 15 June 2008 at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, at age 84 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.3,13 A memorial service was held for her on 21 June 2008 at Sacred Heart Church, Southbury, Connecticut.3

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1930123 Edson Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutRuth Mary Phelan appears as Ruth Phelan, age 6, in the census of 4 April 1930 at 123 Edson Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of George Vincent Phelan as his daughter with Helena Bowers, Hermiline G. Phelan, George Vincent Phelan Jr. and John Raymond Phelan.4
194095 Fairmont, Waterbury, New Haven County, ConnecticutRuth Mary Phelan appears as Ruth Phelan, age 16, in the census of 16 April 1940 at 95 Fairmont, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut,in the household of George Vincent Phelan as his daughter, along with Helena Bowers, Hermiline G. Phelan, George Vincent Phelan Jr. and John Raymond Phelan.2

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
4 April 1930123 Edson Avenue, Waterbury, ConnecticutRuth Mary Phelan resided at 123 Edson Avenue with her parents and siblings, Hermiline, George, and John.1
194628 Luke Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutRuth Mary Phelan resided in 1946 at 28 Luke Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her parents and siblings Hermiline, George, and John.8

Citations

  1. [S286] George V. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-265, sheet 3B, dwelling 42, family 71.
  2. [S1281] George Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 258, sheet 12B, number of household , 252.
  3. [S752] The Waterbury Republican-American, 17 June 2008, Page 5B.
  4. [S286] George V. Phelan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-265, sheet 3B, dwelling 42, family 71.
  5. [S1281] George Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 258, sheet 12B, number of household , 252, shows father as George Phelan.
  6. [S64] The Waterbury Republican, June 24, 1957, Says "Mary Rita"- convent name.
  7. [S1281] George Phelan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 258, sheet 12B, number of household , 252, shows mother as Helen Phelan.
  8. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Ruth M. Phelan, 1946; Section P, Page 752.
  9. [S65] The Waterbury Republican-American, Sept 29, 1958.
  10. [S154] Interview, Phyllis Phelan, 23 May 2007.
  11. [S752] The Waterbury Republican-American, 17 June 2008, Page 5B, shows that she was a Sister of St. Joseph for 25 years.
  12. [S109] Personal knowledge.
  13. [S159] Ruth M. Phelan, 045-14-7376, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014,.