Civil War Records of Oscar B. Phelps


Obituary for Oscar B. Phelps

Maynard News, October 19, 1925


Oscar B. Phelps
Oscar B. Phelps, Civil war and G.A.R. veteran, the last G.A.R. veteran voter in Maynard, died during the week at the Soldier's Home in Chelsea, after an illness with pneumonia. The old soldier was well known in Maynard, where he resided for more than two-score years. He was eighty-four years of age and up to recent months often drove his automobile to Maynard. He was a member of Maynard lodge, I.O.O.F., joining forty-one years ago, the year of its institution.
    A delegation of Maynard Odd Fellows met the flag-draped casket when it was brought here on Saturday for burial in Glenwood cemetery. In the delegation were Henry Price, Francis Johnson, who read the Odd Fellows committal service; Robert Lester, John Smethurst, James Miller and Harry Chase. The Odd Fellows have been unable to get a trace of any near relatives of Mr. Phelps. Anyone having information of relatives would be of service to the deceased by communicating with Robert Lester, secretary of Maynard lodge, I.O.O.F. Mr. Phelps was a member of Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R.
    Owing to the inclement weather, old veterans of the Post could not attend the funeral, according to report. William Brindley, a Spanish war veteran, attended.