George Lockhart Sr.

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George Lockhart Sr.
Profession circus elephant trainer
Personal details
Born 1849 in United Kingdom
Dead 1904-01-24 in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) Nannette Knights

Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title owner -1904
Location at George Lockhart Sr.s elephants in United Kingdom

Biography details

George William Lockhart Sr., circus elephant trainer in United Kingdom

Born 1849 in United Kingdom dead 1904-01-24 in United Kingdom , son of other Samuel Lockhart and animal trainer Hanna Pinder .

George William Lockhart was born 1825 as son to Sam Locker, who changed his name to Lockhart, after he married Hanna Pinder, from Pinder circus family.

In 24 January 1904, George Lockhart was crushed to death while unloading elephants at the railroad station on Hoe st. at Walthamstow, London.

When an elephant is badly scared, he becomes panic stricken and takes complete leave of his senses. Then he is likely to run over you, trample on you, or Crush you against something. It was in this way that Lockhart, the famous trainer, was killed. He was loading one Sunday morning in London, when something frightened the Herd. The elephants started to run through the railroad yards and Lockhart after them. A big bull, in mad terror, crushed him against the side of a car.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922


Total: 2 children

  1. Louise Lockhart. Born: 1870. Dead: † 1951
  2. George Lockhart Jr.. Born: 1885. Dead: † 1979


Siblings through the father Samuel Lockhart (-1894):

  1. Harry Lockhart
  2. Samuel Lockhart

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George Lockhart Sr.
Born: 1849

Samuel Lockhart


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Hanna Pinder

Born: about 1826

Maternal Grandfather:
William Pinder

Born: about 1788
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Elizabeth Clements

Born: ?
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). elephant trainer George William Lockhart Sr. in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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