Sidney Weaver

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Sidney Weaver
BornSidney Charles Weaver
c. 1896
Arkansas
Died?
Flourished1940s - 1950s

Sidney "Sid" Weaver (c. 1896-?) was an amateur magician and salesman for the Orchard Paper Company in Saint Louis.

Biography

Weaver became interested in magic at the age of twelve after seeing a performance by Ed Reno. During World II, he performed magic for the armed force while in France on numerous occasion.

His specialty was sleight of hand and he created his own effects. At one time he ran a mail order business from his home called the Victor Magic Company in St. Louis.

He performed in and around Saint Louis, at schools, churches, night clubs and at private parties.

His wife, Myrtle, was a member of the Magigals of Saint Louis.[1]

Weaver served as President of IBM Ring 1 in 1948 and was an inspiration to Paul Siegel. A picture of Weaver was included in an article about him in the Linking Ring issue for August 1946.[2][3]

References

  1. Linking Ring, page 27, August 1946
  2. History of Magic in St. Louis by Don Rataj (2011)
  3. http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census/usa/Missouri/C-Sidney-Weaver_3957fd



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