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Edwin McNamee Phelps

E.M. Phelps
Full Name: Edwin McNamee Phelps
Birth date: August 30, 1841
Death date: August 19, 1912

Terms of Service

  • House, 18th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(1) Anaqua post office closed by 1919. Anaqua was located approximately 5 miles west of present city of McFadden. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Edwin McNamee Phelps, birth date 8/30/1841 on grave marker, death date 8/19/1912, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, with spouse Mary Jane Bickford Phelps. Find a Grave .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Edwin M. Phelps, pp. 612-613. Clerk in the General Land Office of the State of Texas. Born 8/30/1842 in Vincennes, Indiana. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Texas Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers. Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General in the service of the State. Retired with rank of Colonel in 1911. Reprint of military record in obituary, "Col. Phelps Will Be Buried Today," San Antonio Express, 8/21/1912, p. 3, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "After the war was over he lived at Victoria, where he had several offices of trust, representing that county in the Eighteenth Legislature in 1883." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Edwin M. Phelps, pp. 163-164. Relatives: Edwin M. Phelps - son; Truman Phelps - father. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 269. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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