|Born||Albert A. Haslam|
|Died||August 5, 1909 (age 57) |
Professor Anderton (c.1851-1909) was the stage name of fair ground magician Albert A. Haslam.
Anderton perfromed sleight-of-hand at English fairs until l890 when he left magic to became a circus worker and later a movie exhibitor.
In 1909, Anderton accidentally fell into the River Sid, where his Fair was camped at, while checking the site. His cries went unheard and he drowned.