Horace F. Phelps, 1882-1950 [RG1313.AM]


RG1313.AM:  Horace F. Phelps, 1882-1950

Records:  1910-1913; 1931-1933
Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska:  Newspaper editor
Size:  Two volumes


Born at LaSalle, Illinois, on July 1, 1882, Horace Fletcher Phelps was the son of Calvin and Rachel Phelps.  In 1900 the Phelps family was living in Orleans, Harlan County, Nebraska, and Horace was working as a brick mason.  Horace married Anna Williams at Alma, Nebraska, on March 30, 1905.  In 1910 he went to work as editor of the local newspaper, the Orleans Chronicle.  He served as editor of the Orleans Chronicle until 1913.

Horace and Anna moved to Ashton, Idaho in October of 1913, and Horace went to work in carpentry and construction.  The couple would have six children.  Horace lived in Ashton, Idaho for the rest of his life.  Horace Fletcher Phelps died on December 15, 1950, and is buried in Pineview Cemetery, Ashton, Idaho.


This collection consists of two cash books kept by Horace Phelps while working as the editor of the Orleans Chronicle.  The books date from 1910-1913 and 1931-1933.  They include information on bills/accounts paid.  The second half of volume 1 relates to Phelps’ time in Ashton, Idaho.  Most of the entries appear to be more personal expenses rather than business expenses.



  1. Cash Journal, 1910, 1931-1933
  2. Cash Journal, 1911-1913

Subject headings:

Ashton (Idaho)
Harlan County (Neb.)
Orleans (Neb.)
Phelps, Horace Fletcher, 1882-1950

Revised TMM      04-02-2018

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