Thomas Cryostum Phelan

from Andreas’ History of the State of Nebraska


T. C. PHELAN, County Clerk of Greeley County, Neb., came to O’Connor in March, 1880, located on railroad land and began farming. Elected County Clerk in the fall of 1881. He was born in Niagara County, N. Y., March 5, 1842. His family moved to Jackson County, Iowa, where he lived until he came to Nebraska. He was a student of Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa, and was Superintendent of Public Instruction in the latter county two years, and engaged in mercantile business for five years. He was married in the latter county, Iowa, December 29, 1868, to Miss Kate Fogarty, of Pittsburgh, Penn. They have three children–Mary Ellen, James Edward and Francis Joseph.  Mr. Phelan owns 480 acres of land, 100 of which is under cultivation.

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