Coke Cecil

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Coke Cecil
Borncirca 1897
DiedJune 1, 1958 (age 60)

Amos Coke Cecil (circa 1897 - June 1, 1958) was a semi-professional and active member in the magic community.

Biography

Cecil served in several as the IBM Territorial Vice President for North Carolina and was well known throughout the area for his performances for charity.

He ran Cecil's Drug Stores in High Point, North Carolina in 1925 and in 1946 began the Cecil's Office Equipment Company as owner-manager.

After a brief time performing a full evening show, Cecil specialize in schools, churches, clubs, and banquets with a suitcase act. Cecil constructed a theater in his home basement, complete with curtain and stage, with a seating capacity of fifty.

At the IBM Conventions in the late 1930s, as part of the amateur committee, the "A. Coke Cecil Trophy" was given for the best trick shown at the convention.

Cecil was killed in an car accident in Alabama while driving home from Arkansas.

The IBM Ring 144 in North Carolina was named in his honor.

Note: No relation, but a good friend, to Harry E. Cecil.

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