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The Late Norman A. Phelps

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Norman A. Phelps, of Dexler village, whose illness we noted last week, died on Friday last. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Cluireh on Scutday at 2 o'clock p. 111. liev. S. H. Ailams preached the serinon, which was ¦ verv appropriate and a very able di.-course and listened to by an audience only limitcd by the capacity of the eliuroh, many not being able to obtain ailmissioti. The Masonic Iraternity afterward took charge of the remains and the services of tliat ancient and honorable orriar ere ohserved at the grave. Mr. Phfilps was born in Counecticut Jan. 28th, 1808, being a son of Alexander and Margwet Phelps, the former a nativc of Connecticut, tho 1-itter of Massaclmsetts, making hitn a tliorough Anuí ican in descent He carne to this county u 1830, locating in the township of Scio, uying from Die government 80 acres of and on Sec. 17. Five years later, on lay 12, 1835, he was uniU-d in marriage 'Ith Slary A. Young, who was a nativo f Englaud. Six sous and one diiugliter - now Mrs. Sarah J. Cook, with whom he ived at the time of his death- resulted rom this union. One sou was küled diiring the recent war, the balance are living and have fiimilies. ir. Phelps commenced on the bottom round of the ladder, but by dint of untirinji perseverance and strict cconoiny, he won a handsome competcncp, and when he left the farm to live in the village of Dexter sonie yenrs since, ho had 280 acres of flnely improved land to divide among bis ehüdren. He held the the office of Supervisor for many years, anu oiuer omces ol trust, and was a firm, ufllnohlng supporter of republicnn principies and the republican party. II e was ¦ mcmber of the Masonic fraternity, iu whose councila he sat tor over thirty years. He was nlso a member of the I. O. O. F., and a citizen not on!y rcspected but loved by the entirecomruunity in wliich he resided. Ilimself and wife were faithful and devoted memberi of the M. S. Church to wliieh they gave liberaily from their store. Although feeble for sorao years, yet we are never prepared to give up those we lovo, and he will be greatly misseil not only by his inmediate relativos but by the people of Dexter as well.