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Charles August "Charlie" Fey
Birth: Feb. 2, 1862, Germany
Death: Nov. 10, 1944
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

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] 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marie Christine Volkner Fey (1866 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Marie Theresa Fey (1893 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section K, Division 4, Lot 249
 
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Record added: Feb 18, 2000
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Charles August Charlie Fey
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