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Phelps, Erastus Hibbard


Age: 0, credited to Ticonderoga, NY
Unit(s): USA
Service: Paymasters Clerk, 64-67 [College: MC 61]

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Birth: 01/16/1839, Ticonderoga, NY
Death: 04/27/1916

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 124435977


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: MC 61
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Edward H. Phelps

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger

May 4, 1916

Edward H. Phelps

Edward H. Phelps, of Middlebury, a member of the Middlebury College board of trustees since 1891 and one of the oldest members of the board in years of service, who died Thursday evening at his home in Fair Haven, was born at Ticonderoga, N.Y. January 16, 1839. He prepared for college at the Troy Conference Academy. He served in the Union army as paymaster's clerk from 1864-67. After the war he was in business at Fair Haven and was editor of the Fair Haven Journal 1869-70. His law preparation was secured at the Albany law school and he was admitted to the bar in 1871.

Among the many numerous positions of honor and trust held by Mr. Phelps during the rest of his career were cashier of the First national bank of Fair Haven from 1872-1891, secretary and treasurer of the Vermont Clock Co., member of the Vermont house of representatives 1896-97, and for 25 years member of the college board of trustees, 1891-1916.

He is survived by his wife and two children, Paul Harold and Phillip Max Miller.

Mr. Phelps received his degree of A.B. and A.M. from Middlebury. He was a member of the Middlebury chapter of the Chi Psi fraternity.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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