Charles Sherwood Stratton

Charles Sherwood Stratton

Male 1838 - 1883  (45 years)    Has 18 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Charles Sherwood Stratton 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 4 Jan 1838  Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jul 1883 
    • His funeral was attended by more than 10,000 people.
    Person ID I302963  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2018 

    Father Sherwood Edwards Stratton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Cynthia Thompson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F121520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mercy Lavina Warren Bump,   b. 31 Oct 1841, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1919  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1863  Grace Episcopal Church, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F121521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Charles Sherwood Stratton with his father
    Charles Sherwood Stratton with his father

  • Notes 
    • Charles Sherwood 'Gen. Tom Thumb' STRATTON (1838-1883), Show on Earth" (later Barnum and Bailey Circus)

      The parents, "normal" sized adults reportedly were embarrassed that their son was a dwarf.
      In 1842, P. T. Barnum discovered Charles, who measured 25 inches and weighed 15 pounds, only six pounds more than his birth weight.
      Barnum touted the child as an 11-year-old European marvel and taught him to sing, dance, mime and act. During their dealings together, they traveled around the world and met various leaders and royalty, including President Abraham Lincoln and Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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