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C. Verne Bloch

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C. Verne Bloch
BornCarroll Verne Bloch
September 8, 1913
Indianapolis, Indiana
DiedJanuary 30 1991 (age 77)
Peoria, Illinois

C. Verne Bloch (1913-1991), a reporter for the Peoria Journal Star newspaper and amateur magician, was an associate editor of The Linking Ring.


He was raised in Peoria, Illinois and organized it's first magic club, which later became the IBM Nicola Ring #48. A magic enthusiast, he did an act with a small road show which played around Illinois where he met and became friends with many other amateur, semi-professional and professional magicians.[1]

Several obituaries of magicians he wrote appeared in the Linking Ring and in Genii magazine.

He died January 30, 1991 in Peoria, Illinois.[2][3][4]


  1. C Verne Bloch-Who Writes About Others in The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 1953, page 38
  2. Obit - C. Verne Bloch in M-U-M, Vol. 81, No. 3, August 1991, page 39
  3. Obit - A Tribute to C. Verne Bloch in Genii Vol. 54, No. 6, April 1991, page 404
  4. Obit by his wife Fran in The New Tops, Vol. 31, No. 3, March 1991, page 21