In the 1920/30s Frank Phelps aka Frank Reid or Read or Reed traveled with a circus/traveling show. Their stage names were Reid & Wright – possibly not that spelling. He also had a little dog that he performed with. His name was Frank Phelps aka Frank Reid or Read or Reed. I was just given a photo of Frank with his performing dog and became very curious about him. My understanding was that Frank and his 2nd wife traveled with a circus? repertoire company? and he and his wife used the stage name of Reid and Wright. He also worked with that little dog, who, it was said, was VERY smart. In the photo Frank is dressed in a sailor suit. His name was Frank Phelps and he was still touring in 1931 in Michigan. He showed up at my parents house and said he “understood he had a new granddaughter who looked just like him!” Often after that he and his wife would come to Battle Creek and camp outside of town and the whole family would meet at the campsite. He might have been born in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he married, Viola DePuy in 1900. Please respond with any pertinent information.
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