General Tom Thumb

About General Tom Thumb

Birth Day: January 4, 1838
Birth Place: Bridgeport, CT
Died On: Jul 15, 1883 (age 45)
Birth Sign: Capricorn

General Tom Thumb Net Worth

General Tom Thumb was bornon January 4, 1838 in Bridgeport, CT. Little person who performed in P.T. Barnum's circus beginning in the 1840s. During his childhood, he traveled with the circus throughout Europe and became a worldwide celebrity.

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About

Little person who performed in P.T. Barnum's circus beginning in the 1840s. During his childhood, he traveled with the circus throughout Europe and became a worldwide Celebrity.

Before Fame

He weighed over nine pounds when he was born; however, his growth quickly slowed. As an adult, he stood at just over three feet tall.

Trivia

His marriage to a woman around his (diminutive) height was first-page news at the time.

Family Life

His parents were Sherwood Edward Stratton and Cynthia Thompson. His birth name was Charles Sherwood Stratton; General Tom Thumb was his stage name.

Associated With

He achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum, founder of the Ringling Bros., as did American Celebrity Robert Wadlow, who toured with the same circus in 1936.