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Elmer A. Wilson

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Elmer A. Wilson
Borncirca 1903
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedJanuary 2, 1965 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois

Elmer Alford "Doc" Wilson (c.1903-1965) was a prominent magician in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


As the youngest son of famed minstrel Al Wilson, he met many prominent vaudeville magicians of the era. He performed on stage under his own name and that of Stacey Sheldon, Card Manipulator.

He was an early member of the IBM , having joined in 1923 as member No. 218.

In the 1940s, he was a company manager for the Marquis Show that toured the Southeast and Northeast of the United States. He attended the 1959 IBM Convention in Chicago.[1]

His promotional photo can be seen at the Conjuring Arts exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic."[2]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, February 1965