Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Mary at Clyde Beatty Circus

 ☨ ♀ Mary  



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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1945-00-00Clyde Beatty Circus
from Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Russell Brothers Circus 1944-00-00
from Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Wallace Brothers Circus 1943-00-00
from Johnny J. Jones Exposition
Johnny J. Jones Exposition
from Hamid-Morton Circus
Hamid-Morton Circus 1940-00-00
from Clyde Beatty (private)
Clyde Beatty (private) 1939-00-00
from Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus 1935-00-00
from Schell Brothers Circus
Schell Brothers Circus 1928-00-00
from Frank J. Taylor Circus
Frank J. Taylor Circus 1928-00-00
from William P Hall Animal Farm

Document updated2010-09-25: updated locaions
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Clyde Beatty Circus, in United States, from disease 1950-03-28. Official death reason described as pneumonia. (see detailed list).


Mary was born wild .

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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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Clyde Beatty Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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