|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1862, Germany|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1944|
San Francisco County
Inventor. Known as the "Father of the Automatic Gambling Industry", he invented the first automatic pay-out slot machine with three reels in 1905, naming it the "Liberty Bell." Historical Landmark #937, on the intersection of Battery, Market and Bush streets in San Francisco, was placed to honor his invention.
The 1910 census shows Charles and Marie had four children: Alma, Marie, Elsie, Edward C., ; the Marie Theresa that shows on his headstone is his daughter. The 1900 census in San Francisco shows his occupation as "electrician"
CA Dearh Index:
FEY CHARLES A 1861 02 02 VOLLMAN FEY MALE RE SAN FRANCISCO 1944 11 10 546268666 83
NOTE: There is a discrepancy in the year of birth. The headstone shows 1862.
FEY - In this city, Nov. 10, 1944, Charles A., husband of the late Marie C. Fey, loving father of Mrs. R.J. Strecker, Mrs. Elsie Schaumburg, and Edmund C. Fey; aged 83 years.
Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Ave., Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
[San Francisco Examiner, Saturday November 11, 1944, page 11]
Marie Christine Volkner Fey (1866 - 1942)*
Marie Theresa Fey (1893 - 1915)*
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
Plot: Section K, Division 4, Lot 249
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8498
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