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 Walter Truman Best

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Walter Truman Best

Birth
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 26 Feb 1908 (aged 41)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 40389153 View Source
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Famous magician, used the stage-name "Edward Maro" / "Maro the Magician" / "Professor Maro".

He was also a noted banjo & saxophone player, and an artist.

NOTE: I used the birthdate which is on his Death Certificate / Undertaker's Certificate. Other sources list September 9, 1869; & September, 1867. The birthplace is from "Who's Who in the Lyceum", Edited by A. Augustus Wright, c 1906, Published by Pearson Brothers, Philadelphia - Page 136 - Entry: Maro, E. This source lists his birthdate as September 25, 1868.

NOTE: Other sources list his birthplace as Montpelier.

His parents were Truman Best & Addie Peakes. (Both were born in Vermont.) (Source: Walter's Death Certificate.)

His wife was Allie M. Kaiser. She used the stage-name "Allie Maro". They were married on April 3, 1899. (Source of marriage date: "Who's Who in the Lyceum", c 1906)

Walter's cause of death was Typhoid Fever, which he caught in Florida. (Source: Death Certificate)

The family plot is marked by a large boulder. There are three smaller boulders next to it, marking his grave, and those of his mother, & wife.


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  • Created by: NWO
  • Added: 7 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40389153
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40389153/walter-truman-best : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Truman Best (25 Sep 1866–26 Feb 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40389153, citing North Cemetery, Saint Charles, Kane County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by NWO (contributor 46583762) .