Lucy at Gran Circo Union

† Lucy
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female, unknown years
Dead date: 1958-01-00
Death reason: accident: truck went over a cliff in Guadalajara, Mexico
Location:Gran Circo Union
ArrivedGran Circo Union 1955-00-00
from Dailey Brothers Circus
Dailey Brothers Circus 1944-00-00
from Cecil R. Montgomery
Cecil R. Montgomery 1944-07-00
from Russell Brothers Circus
Russell Brothers Circus 1943-00-00
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
from Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo)
Selig Zoo and Movie Studio (Griffith Park Zoo, Luna Park Zoo) 1940-00-00
from Louis L. Meitus
Louis L. Meitus 1938-00-00
from Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus)
Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus) 1931-00-00
from Ketrow Brothers Circus
Ketrow Brothers Circus 1923-00-00
from Campbell Brothers Circus
Campbell Brothers Circus 1920-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm
Born: wild
Document updated2011-12-08: mankiller
George"Slim"Lewis's 1955 book elephant tramp has a whole chapter about lucy(chapter 5,Learning lessons from Lucy)

Lucy had a long circus career which began with a two-car show entitled Campbell Bros. It was owned by Wm. P. (Low Grass) Campbell. She was sold to the Ketrow Circus in 1923 and was with it until she became Seils-Sterling property for the 1931 season. At the auction of that show in Milwaukee in September 1938 she became Louis Meitus property. The author was present when she, Billy Sunday, and additional animals and equipment from Meitus were delivered to Zoo-park, (ex-Selig Zoo) Los Angeles, in 1940. Lucy was at Goebel's in Thousand Oaks prior to the outbreak of World War II and was used by Jack Joyce through mid-July, 1944, when, after she killed attendant Gabe Tucker, she was sold. She became the property of Ben Davenport and was with his organization until 1955 when she was deposited with Gran Circo Union. She has been dead for a number of years.
Chang Reynolds. Bandwagon, Vol. 13, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1969, pp. 10-19.

Buckles Woodcocks alternative verson:

1918-19 Hall's Farm
1920-23 Campbell Bros. 2 Car Show
1924 J.H. Berry Independent Act
1925-30 Kay Bros. Circus (Wm. Ketrow)
1931-38 Seils-Sterling Circus
1939-41 Lincoln Park Zoo Los Angeles
1942 Jack Joyce Independent Act
1943-44 Clyde Beatty-Russell Brtos. Circus
1945-50 Dailey Bros. Circus
1951-56 Cappell Bros. Circus
1957-58 Gran Circo Union (Mexico)
(Died in Jan. of 1958)

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