Edward K. Earle

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Edward K. Earle
Edward K. Earle - ill. portrait, c. 1920.jpg

"Rev. Edward K. Earle, THE NOTED PSYCHIC": portrait from advertising for his 1920 tour

Born Edward E. Keeley
4 August 1861(1861-08-04)
Zanesville, Muskingum Co., Ohio
Died 2 February 1935 (73)
Spouse(s) Marguerite Estes (m. 1882, d. 1896);[1] Alice Slyter (m. 1898, dv. 1909); Mabel E. Keeley (d. 1912)[2]

Edward K. Earle (August 4, 1861 - February 2, 1935), also known as Edward Earle Keeley,[3] was an American clairvoyant and test medium, self-described from early in his career as "the world's greatest independent slate writer." Earle actively toured the United States from the 1890s through the 1930s, and was associated with a variety of Spiritualist camps, chatauquas, churches, and allied organisations during that time, including the Angelus Spiritualist Temple, National Independent Spiritualist Association, and the Universal Church of the Master.


Prior to his career as a slate medium, Keeley was the publisher of the Dramatic Star in Seattle, a magazine on stage actors, and also a producer of stage and show, including mediums. His daughter, Edna Keeley, was famed as a child actress.

Press Coverage


Classified advertisements for Earle's services appear in the Oakland Tribune in the summer of 1895, the San Francisco Examiner in 1896, Los Angeles Herald in early 1897, returning to San Francisco in both Chronicle and Examiner later that year. By late 1897, Earle was reported to have gone to the Klondike Territory, and returned in August of the following year to Seattle, supposed to have found his fortune in the gold fields.

Edward K. Earle - Bismarck Daily Tribune (p. 2) - 1904-08-11.jpg



Edward K. Earle - Washington Times (p. 11) - 1924-04-08.jpg