Linking Ring, Feb 1946
|Died||December 19, 1948 (age 76) |
|Resting place||cremated and the ashes interred in Acacia Park Cemetery, Detroit|
James Brewer (1871-1948), a semi-professional magician, moved to the United States from England and became a prominent member of the Society of American Magicians.
Brewer's vocation was of a tool and die maker with the Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Harry Cecil Ring No. 22, Detroit, Michigan and was known for his version of the Twenty Card Trick.
He received his initial magic instruction from Edgar Oates, a leading magician there at the time. He came to America as a youth in 1905 but returned to England during the World War, later returning to the United States to reside in Detroit.