Finton Phelan1

M, b. 1798, d. 5 October 1894
FatherJames Phelan
           Finton Phelan was born in 1798 at Queens County, Ireland..2,3 He was also known as Fenton.4
     Finton Phelan married Sarah Delaney, daughter of Martin Delaney and Catherine Creary, at Queens County, Ireland.
     Finton Phelan died on 5 October 1894 at 82 Ridge Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, from diarrheorea (sic) and old age and exhaustion.

     Finton Phelan was buried in October 1894 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.5

Family

Sarah Delaney b. c 1810, d. 1 Apr 1887
Children

Obituaries and Other News Articles

     On 5 October 1894, the following article was written in the Waterbury Evening Democrat:

          Almost A Centenarian
     Death of Fenton Phelan of Ridge Street at the Age of 97

     Fenton Phelan of 82 Ridge street, the oldest man in Waterbury and one of the best known Irish residents, died died at 2 o'clok (sic) this morning of the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Ireland in 1797 and came to Waterbury forty-five years ago. He was an honest, industrious citizen and for a man of his advanced years was wonderfully well preserved, being in full possession of all his faculties until about two weeks before his death. He had a wonderfully retentive memory and could tell some interesting stories of the stirring scenes which took place in his native country during the time of his boyhood. He was six years of age at the time of the execution of the patriot Robert Emmet, and could tell more of the checkered history of Ireland for the first half of the ninieteenth century than can be found in some of the standard histories of that period. He leaves one son and three daughters, Patrick Phelan of Dublin street, Mrs. Mary Egan of Bergin street, Mar (sic) Elizabeth Kilbride of West Main street and Mrs. Sarah Dowling of Ridge street: The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon with services at St. Patrick's church and interment in St. Joseph's cemetery.4

     In October 1894, the following article was published in the Waterbury Democrat:
     The funeral of Fenton Phelan took place at three o'clock yesterday afternoon with services in St. Patrick's church, conducted by Rev. J. H. Duggan and interment in St. Joseph's cemetery. The pall bearers were Martin Wall, James Wall, Patrick Gormley, Thomas Maher, John Phelan and William Perkinson.6

Citations

  1. [S1486] Eliza Kilbride, Eliza Kilbride's Death Registration, shows her father as Finton Phelan.
  2. [S1687] The Waterbury Evening Democrat, 5 October 1894, shows that he was born in 1798 in Ireland.
  3. [S1486] Eliza Kilbride, Eliza Kilbride's Death Registration, shows birthplace of Eliza's father as Queens County, Ireland.
  4. [S1687] The Waterbury Evening Democrat, 5 October 1894.
  5. [S1645] The Waterbury Democrat, 8 October 1894, shows that his burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery.
  6. [S1645] The Waterbury Democrat, 8 October 1894.
  7. [S1558] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, Baptism Records Transcript, Offerlane Parish (Ossory Diocese), 1655-1915, : Eliza Phelan; Baptism: 10 May 1840; Baptism Place: Raheen,
    Laois, Ireland; shows her father as Fintan Phelan, National Library of Ireland.
  8. [S1558] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, Baptism Records Transcript, Offerlane Parish (Ossory Diocese), 1655-1915, : Patrick Phelan; Baptism: 10 March 1845; shows father as Fentin Phelan, National Library of Ireland.
  9. [S1556] The Waterbury Republican, 29 September 1910, Page 4, shows that she is survived by a brother, Patrick J. Phelan.
  10. [S1556] The Waterbury Republican, 29 September 1910, Page 4, shows that she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward Dowling.