Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Clyde Beatty Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1950-03-28
Death reason: disease: pneumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Clyde Beatty Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1945-00-00Clyde Beatty Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus

1944-00-00Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus

1943-00-00Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus
from Johnny J. Jones Exposition

Johnny J. Jones Exposition
from Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus)

1940-00-00Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus)
from Clyde Beatty (private)

1939-00-00Clyde Beatty (private) 1939-00-00
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1935-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Schell Brothers Circus

1928-00-00Schell Brothers Circus
from Frank J. Taylor Circus

1928-00-00Frank J. Taylor Circus
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1927-00-00William P. Hall Animal Farm
from John Robinson Circus

1927-00-00John Robinson Circus
from Heritage Brothers Circus

1926-00-00Heritage Brothers Circus
from Gollmar Brothers Circus

1925-00-00Gollmar Brothers Circus
from William P. Hall Animal Farm

1923-00-00William P. Hall Animal Farm
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2021-11-02

Latest document update2023-09-17 11:48:35
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1950-03-28 at Clyde Beatty Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as pneumonia.


Mary was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Records about Mary from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Mary in <a href='person.php?id=125' title='Clyde Beatty'>Clyde Beatty</a>
CircusMilt Herriott with the Schell Bros. elephants owned by George Engesser in the early 1930s. I have four listed during this time period "Ruth", "Mary", "Patsy" and "Bolo" a young male.

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Mary from Bob Cline

MARY 1923 - one of 8 elephants delivered to Wm.P.Hall ( along with Trilby, Babe, Jenny, Katie, Albert, Don, and ???? )
Female Asian 1924 to 1925 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1926 - Heritage Bros. Circus
1927 - John Robinson Circus
1927 - sold to Wm. Hall
1928 - Wm. P. Hall leased to Frank Taylor for ten weeks ending April 1st, 1928 per Hall papers @ CWM
1928 to 1934 - Schell Bros. Circus ( leased by Wm.P. Hall for 2500.00 in 1929 per Hall papers @ CWM. )
1935 - Sold to Cole Bros.-Clyde Beatty Circus
1939 - bought by Clyde Beatty
1939 -Atlantic City, NJ w/ Clyde Beatty
1940 - Hamid Morton Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1941 to 1942 - Johnny J.Jones carnival w/ Clyde Beatty
1943 - Wallace Bros. -Clyde Beatty Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1944 - Clyde Beatty - Russell Bros. Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
1945-1950 - Clyde Beatty Circus w/ Clyde Beatty
Died - March 28, 1950 in El Monte, Ca. of pneumonia

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Clyde Beatty Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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