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E. G. Ervin

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E. G. Ervin

Cover of Sphinx (Aug. 1916)
BornEdward George Ervin
August 17, 1875
Dubuque, Iowa
DiedJanuary 7, 1947 (age 71)
Kansas City, Missouri
Resting placeMount Saint Marys Cemetery, Kansas City
CategoriesBooks by E. G. Ervin

Dr. E(dward) G(eorge) Ervin DDS (1875-1947) was a dentist in Kansas City, Missouri. [1] He was also an amateur magician who invented several tricks. [2][3]Dr. Ervin had originally been instructed in the art of Magic by William Ellsworth Robinson, a personal friend of Ervin's father. Of Robinson, Ervin said, " A great magician, a kind preceptor. I shall never forget him."[4]




  • The Sphinx, Vol. 32, No. 7, September 1933, Who's Who in Magic, page 203
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, February 1947, Dr. E. G. Ervin Dies, page 22
  • (cover) Genii Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 9, May 1945, Dr. E. G. Ervin, page 333
  • The Strange Inventions of Dr Ervin