Francis J. Werner
|Francis J. Werner|
|Born||June 18, 1863|
New York City, New York
|Died||August 10, 1927 (age 64) |
Brooklyn, New York
Francis J. Werner (June 18, 1863 - August 10, 1927), born in New York City, was a society entertainer, baritone soloist, artist and magician.
His magical performance, the major part of which is pure sleight of hand, with such articles as billiard balls, cards, coins and handkerchiefs.
He was at the time of his death and for many years connected with the U.S. Customs Service at the port of New York. One of is duties was to meet the returning tourist and the non-resident alien coming for the first time to United States.
He died from a stroke while trimming a hedge fence in front of his home at in Brooklyn, New York.
Creations and notable effects
- Bill Tearing Trick (The Sphinx, Vol. 38? No. 08, October 1938)