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Doc Lewis

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Doc Lewis

Linking Ring
BornJohn Francis Lewis
circa 1878
Quincy, Illinois
DiedOctober 9, 1953 (age 74)
La Salle, Illinois

Doc Lewis (c.1878-1953), an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist, was an amateur magician.


Dr. Lewis received his medical degree in 1905 from Rush Medical College in Chicago.[1] He became a specialist for the Rock Island Railroad.

He was a ring-leader of the Knights of the Ebony Wand, which was made up of magicians from the surrounding towns.

He died following a heart attack at the age of 74.

His son, John, was also a magician, of Chicago.[2]


  1. Tops, November 1953
  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring,Nov 1953