Phelps, Wallace H. 1902

Wallace H. Phelps
East Liverpool Tribune
1902

LIES STILL IN DEATH

WALLACE H. PHELPS, THE WELL KNOWN EDITOR,
EXPIRES AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS.
IN THE PRIME OF HIS LIFE

One of the Best Known and Most Prominent Men in This Part of the State Passed to the Great Beyond, at His Home in Alliance.

Wallace H. Phelps, editor of the Alliance Daily Review, who lately figured prominently in the district as a candidate for the Republican nomination for congress, died at 3:30 yesterday morning after a short illness of typhoid pneumonia.

Wallace H. Phelps was born at Atwater, Portage county, O., on September 10, 1853. His father, Edwin Phelps, came to this country from England in 1851. His father died when Phelps was 15 years of age, and he was left upon his own resources. The family removed to Alliance about this time and Mr. Phelps entered the office of the Alliance Monitor, then owned by Mattie McClellen Brown. Mr. Phelps worked in every department from devil to managing editor.

Mr. Phelps was elected to the position of justice of the peace for two terms. In connection with his brother, Roland Phelps, he established in 1877 the Alliance Leader. He disposed of his interests to his brother shortly afterward.

Mr. Phelps was married to Miss Mary Finch in 1875, and she, with two sons, Wenda Phelps, of Guthrie, Okla., and Paul and Grace, both at home, survive him.

In 1890 he started the Alliance Post, but it was short lived, consolidating with the Review. He then bought the controlling interest in the Mt. Vernon Republican, which he conducted successfully for a few years, going to Newark to assume the managing editorship of the Newark Tribune in 1895. The same year he returned to Alliance, where he has been editor of the Review ever since. He had a wide acquaintance and was a member of the K. of P., K. O. T. M., Eagles, Typographical union and Central Labor union of Alliance.

(Note – Died on September 9, 1902)