Homer S. Woodworth

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Homer S. Woodworth
BornDecember 28, 1842
Angola, Indiana
DiedMay 12, 1941 (age 98)
San Diego, California
Resting placeFort Rosecrans National Cemetery

Homer S. Woodworth (1842-1941) was a traveling magician during the Civil War era.[1]


Woodworth began professional magic at the age of 13 when he joined a circus. He later became an assistant to Signor Blitz.

When the Civil War began Woodworth enlisted and served with the Indiana Volunteers. After the war was ended he again began touring as a magician.

During the great fire of Chicago in 1871, he lost his entire show. It took him a year before he got a new show together to resumed his tours. [2]

He retired to Omaha, Nebraska around 1900 and spent the late few years of his life in San Diego.[3][4]

A photo of him can be seen at the Conjuring Arts' online exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic"[5][6]


  1. Cover: Sphinx, May, 1917
  2. Sphinx January 1938
  3. Obit, Sphinx, August 1941
  4. Obit, Genii 1941 July
  5. http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/professor-woodworth/
  6. http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/miscpics/gid/slv-pic-aab13472/1/mp017882

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