Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jesse Lee Phelps, 1876-1956

Daily Iowegian - 24 May 1956
  MYSTIC -- Lee Phelps, 80, resident of Mystic for many years, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, [1956], at the St. Joseph Hospital. He was a retired miner.
  Surviving are his widow, one son, Elmer Phelps of Mystic, four daughters, Mrs. Eddie Stout, Des Moines; Nelle Salisbury, Mystic; Ruth King, Corydon; and Gertrude Atwell, Plano; and several children and grandchildren.
  Short funeral services will be held at the Swanson Funeral Home here Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The body will then be taken to the Jerome Methodist Church, where services will be conducted by Rev. Sylvan Turner. Burial will be at Jerome.
Editor's Note
  Jesse Lee Phelps was born 11 March 1876 in Decatur, Iowa, son of Horace Sumner Phelps and Lydia C. Huffman, and died 23 May 1956 at St. Joseph Hospital, Centerville, Iowa.  He married 1 September 1897 in Lineville, Iowa,  Eliza Meda Dooley who was born 22 April 1880 in Lancaster, Schuyler County, Missouri, daughter of Jonathan Charles Dooley [1835-1906] and Samantha Walker [1843-1914], died 6 May 1975 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  Seven children were born to this union:  Ruth Phelps, Elmer Lafayette Phelps [1899-1978], Albert Oral Phelps [1901-1906], Mary Iona Phelps [1905-1979], Nellie Elma Phelps [1908-2001], Gertie Coy Phelps [1913-2002], and Robert Erwin Phelps [1916-1917].

1953 Picture of Jesse Lee Phelps & Eliza Meda Dooley
Posted by Shirley Livingston 
on Family Trees
Jesse Lee Phelps' World War I Draft Registration Card

  From World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA.


  1. Hi I am Eliza gg niece..from Belva Grace Dooley n Kelly lines etc...u can find me on Facebook..April Suggs...nice job.

  2. Lee was my great grandfather, whom I never knew. But I did know my great grandmother Eliza who lived to be 95 and passed away when I was a child. I remember visiting her in Centerville.

    G. Stout

  3. Mary Iona Phelps (Stout) was my grandmother.

    G. Stout