Frederick Eugene Powell
Frederick Eugene Powell (March 1, 1856 - February 28, 1938) was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He started performing in 1874 after first obtaining a degree in civil engineering.
Powell performed with Imro Fox and Servais LeRoy as part of the billing called the "Triple Alliance". He went on to create his own illusion show touring the United States, South America, and the West Indies.
Powell's entire stage show was destroyed twice, once 1915 by a fire and again in 1921 by a flood in San Antonio. Powell continued to perform. His last public performance was in November, 1934. Powell retired to New Haven, Connecticut.
Powell was Deans of The Society of American Magicians from 1922 to 1938.