July 27, 1908
Many persons who have been in the habit of buying a paper every morning from Edson E. Phelps at Eleventh and Main streets will miss him this morning. He died early yesterday morning in his room at 1231 Grand avenue, where he lived alone.
Phelps was 60 years old, and sold papers on the streets for a great many years. He recently returned from Chicago, where he had gone to take Christian Science treatment for his health. The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Freeman & Marshall.