I was wondering if anyone has information on Wilbur Hall Roden whose act went by the name of Edema and his wife Anna Wilcox Roden who was apparently a high diver who dove through rings of fire. My father had been married to their daughter Vera in the 1920’s, and I was able to discover some fascinating information about Wilbur that I hadn’t heard before. He was in C.A. Wortham Shows in 1917 and in the 1940’s, he was employed by Beckman & Gerety Shows out of San Antonio, Texas. In 1940, he appeared at the New York World’s Fair in Ripley’s Odditorium as Edema. My father used to speak about Anna being a high diver, but I have found no information about this. If anyone could lead me in the correct direction, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks so much!
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