Edward M. Vernelo
(Baraboo, Wisconsin: 1869 - 3rd August 1907)
Pro magician in Lyceum, vaude, and circus. Pro dealer (with wife Inez) as "Vernello (also Vernelo) & Co." in Chicago since 1900. Provided initial capital for publishing The Sphinx in 1902. Died of apparent liver failure or tuberculosis.
Likely his real name was E. M. Savage. Son of Joseph E. Savage (1838 - 1912) and Emma O. (1849 - 1921). It is also likely that Edward's father Joseph started the E. M. Vernelo magic business in Doylestown, OH, as early as 1880. Edward transferred it to Chicago when he settled there around 1900.