1842–1897

June 10, 1842, Bel­cher­town, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

De­cem­ber 10, 1897, Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Spring­field Ce­me­te­ry, Spring­field, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Edward was the son of Will­iam Phelps and Ma­ry Hunt, and hus­band of Har­ri­et E. Gould­ing.

He was play­ing the or­gan at a Spring­field church by age 16.

Around age 19, he be­gan work­ing for the Spring­field Re­pub­li­can news­pa­per. He went on to work at the Ev­en­ing Un­ion and The Home­stead, and even­tu­al­ly ran his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny.

  1. Over the Line

where to get Phelps’ pho­to