|Born||Alfred J. Battle|
February 15, 1879
Alfred J. Battle (1879-?) was an assistant then finally partner with Dr. Ward, a San Francisco magician. When his partner withdrew from act, continued by himself, appearing in theaters, halls and schools throughout the United States as Professor El-Tab.
At the age of two, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts and bought his first magic set when twelve. At eighteen, served in Spanish American War.
At one time, operated a magic shop in San Francisco.
- ↑ My Best by Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)