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Howard Franklin Thurston
Birth: Jul. 20, 1869
Death: Apr. 13, 1936

Magician. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was one of the most unique magicians of the 20th century. He was renowned for his work with playing cards, one of his most famous effects was the "Rising Card". In 1908, he took over the Thurston-Keller Magic Show, succeeding master magician Harry Keller. On his own, the Thurston Show was the largest traveling Vaudeville magic show for the time, requiring more than eight entire train cars to transport his props across the country. He retired from performing in the 1935 and later died of a stroke. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William H Thurston (1842 - 1909)
  Margaret Cloud Thurston (1840 - 1887)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Sullivant Thurston (1868 - 1920)*
  Howard Franklin Thurston (1869 - 1936)
  William H Thurston (1876 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Lawn Abbey Mausoleum
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.94, -83.0158
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 22, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5194
Howard Franklin Thurston
Added by: Billy Diamond (Born: William D. Sweger)
 
Howard Franklin Thurston
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Howard Franklin Thurston
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Rest in Heaven peace.
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 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

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