Notable Phelps Family Members
Alfred Aaron "Squire" Phelps, Wild West Show Rider
|Alfred Aaron Phelps in 1901. Larger image [87K]|
|Alfed Aaron "Squire" Phelps in full buckskins on Jefferson St in Peoria in 1902. Larger image [81K]|
Alfred was born on 14 Feb 1849 in Wataga, Knox, Illinois. He grew up in Wataga and Peoria, Illinois. He married Addie Mary Cable, daughter of Ezra Cable and Martha Latimer in Berwick, Illinois, on 15 Jan 1879. Addie was born in Berwick, Illinois. Alfred and Addie had six children:
- Leonard Aaron Phelps
- Alfred Aaron Phelps
- Sarah Latimer Phelps
- Bertha J. Phelps
- Salina L. Phelps
- Richard E. Phelps
Alfred acquired the nickname "Squire" as he served as a judge for several years. He lived in Peoria, Illinois most of his life, and he rode in the Buffalo Bill's Wild West show for several years.
|The complete cast of the the Wild West Show on Playland on the Beach in San Francisco in 1902.|
The pictures and information on the family of Alfred Aaron "Squire" Phelps are courtesy of his great-granddaughter Pat Phelps Broeker.