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James W. Farney

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James W. Farney
BornNovember 5, 1908
Springfield, Illinois
DiedMarch 6, 1950 (age 41)
Rock Island, Illinois
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

James W. Farney (1908-1950) was a super market manager and amateur magician.


Farney served as President of the Quad City Society of Magicians in Davenport, Iowa, (I.B.M. Ring No. 11) and was serving as Chaplain of the organization at the time of his death.[1]

He was prominent in magical activities in that Quad-City area, particularly as a magical MC. He owned an extensive library of magic books.[2][3]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, April 1950
  2. Tops, April 1950