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Fred PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailFred Waldron Phelps, Sr.
Oliver PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailOliver Phelps (October 21, 1749 ? February 21, 1809) was born in Poquonock, Connecticut and moved to Suffield, Connecticut, where he apprenticed to a local merchant.
Jaycie PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJaycie Lynn Phelps (born September 26, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a United States Olympic gymnast and member of the 1996 Olympic Gold medal U.
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Timothy Guy PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailTimothy Guy Phelps (20 December 1824 ? 11 June 1899) was an American business executive and politician.
W. W. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam Wines Phelps (February 17, 1792 ? March 7, 1872) was an early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Edmund PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailEdmund Strother Phelps, Jr.
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Ken PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailKenneth Allan Phelps is a former Major League Baseball player, who played primarily with the Seattle Mariners.
James and Oliver PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJames Andrew Eric Phelps and Oliver Martyn John Phelps (born 25 February 1986) are English actors, best known for playing Fred and George Weasley, respectively, in the "Harry Potter" film series.
John S. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJohn Smith Phelps (December 22, 1814 November 20, 1886) was a politician, soldier during the American Civil War, and the Governor of Missouri.
William Walter PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam Walter Phelps (August 24, 1839 ? June 17, 1894), the son of John Jay Phelps, a successful New York City merchant and financier, was born in Dundaff, Pennsylvania.
Thomas PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailThomas Stowell Phelps (Buckfield, Maine, 2 November 1822 ? New York City, New York, 10 January 1901) was an officer in the United States Navy.
Digger PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailRichard "Digger" Phelps (born July 4, 1941) was the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team in the 1970s, 1980s, and part of the 1990s.
Charles E. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailCharles Edward Phelps (May 1, 1833 ? December 27, 1908) rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the U.
Samuel S. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailSamuel Shethar Phelps (May 13, 1793 ? March 25, 1855) was a United States Senator from Vermont.
Bill PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam C.
Wesley PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWesley Phelps (June 2, 1923 ? October 4, 1944) was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions and sacrifice of life during the World War II Battle of Peleliu.
William Wallace PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam Wallace Phelps (June 1, 1826 ? August 3, 1873) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Oakland County, Michigan, June 1, 1826; attended the country schools; was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1846 where he was a founding member of the Chi Psi Fraternity there; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice; register of the United States land office at Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota; upon the admission of Minnesota as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the 35th congress, and served from May 11, 1858, to March 3, 1859; resumed the practice of his profession in Red Wing, Minnesota; died in Spring Lake, Ottawa County, Michigan, August 3, 1873; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minnesota.
Anson Greene PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailAnson Greene Phelps (March 24 1781 ? November 30 1853) was a co-founder of mining company Phelps Dodge, which he founded in 1833 along with his son-in-law William E.
Josh PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJoshua Lee Phelps (born May 12, 1978 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the San Francisco Giants organization.
Derrick PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailDerrick Michael Phelps (born July 31, 1972 in Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player, a 6' 4", 181-lb.
John W. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJohn Wolcott Phelps (November 13, 1813 ? February 2, 1885), was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, an author, an ardent abolitionist and presidential candidate.
Peter PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailPeter Horsley Phelps (5 February 1909 - 5 October 1986) was an English cricketer who played three first-class matches for Worcestershire in the early 1930s.
Edward Johnson PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailEdward Johnson Phelps (18 April 1863, Andover, Massachusetts - 9 August 1938, New Monterey, California) family had been settled in Massachusetts from the earliest times and are alleged to be of noble descent.
Eleanor PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailEleanor Phelps (September 8, 1907?September 29, 2001) was an American theater, film and television actress from Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland.
Seth Ledyard PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailSeth Ledyard Phelps (January 31, 1824 - June 24, 1885) was an American naval officer, politician, and diplomat.
Kelly PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailKelly Phelps is a former American football quarterback that played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1978-1982.
Chance PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailChance Russel Phelps (July 14, 1984 ? April 9, 2004) was a Private First Class (posthumously promoted to Lance Corporal) in the United States Marine Corps who served with 2nd Platoon, Battery L, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (3/11), 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Babe PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailErnest Gordon Phelps (April 19, 1908 - December 10, 1992) born in Odenton, Maryland, United States was a Catcher for the Washington Senators (1931), Chicago Cubs (1933-34), Brooklyn Dodgers (1935-41) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1942).
William Henry PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam Henry Phelps (June 14, 1875 ? December 8, 1965) was an American ornithologist and businessman.
Daphne PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailDaphne Phelps (1911 2005) was a British writer who spent most of her life in Taormina, Sicily.
Walter PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWalter Phelps Jr.
Michael PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailMichael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer, frequently cited as the greatest swimmer and one of the greatest Olympians of all time.
William PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailWilliam Phelps (c1599 - July 14, 1672) was an Puritan Englishman who emigrated in 1630 to the American Colonies.
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John E. PhelpsView on WikipediaMore detailJohn Elisha Phelps (April 6, 1839 - September 17, 1921) was a Union officer during the American Civil War who was promoted to brevet brigadier general of volunteers on March 13, 1865.