Lottie Grant (Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)
Various genealogy web postings indicate this woman is Elizabeth Charlotte Stice who was a 'Fat Lady' with circus and that one of her husbands was F M Whitlock. I am a descendant of Hiram Higley Whitlo ... show more
Various genealogy web postings indicate this woman is Elizabeth Charlotte Stice who was a 'Fat Lady' with circus and that one of her husbands was F M Whitlock. I am a descendant of Hiram Higley Whitlock (b. 1799 CT, d. 1887 in Jasper Co Iowa). Assume there must be some connection between my family and F M Whitlock.
FAT WOMAN DEAD.
Casket Built to Order in This City to Contain Her Remains
In the death of Mrs. Frank Whitlock near Coldwater, yesterday the circus profession lost one of its foremost attractions Mrs. Whitlock bore the undistinguished title of champion fat woman of the world and weighted in good condition about 600 pounds. There was no coffin of sufficient size to contain the corpse obtainable in Coldwater, so the undertakers telegraphed and order for the desired article to the Powers & Walker Casket company of this city.
The dimensions of the casket are six feet three inches in length, 40 inches wide at the bottom and 50 at the top, and 30 inches in depth. The casket was finished in time to arrive to Coldwater within 24 hours of the receipt of the order.
BURIED AT MIDNIGHT
Weird Funeral for the Big Woman at Coldwater
COLDWATER, Mich., Aug. 19. All was a weird funeral procession that accompanied the body of Mrs. Frank Whitlock at midnight last night from her home to the cemetery at Batavia station three miles distant. The casket which was made to order to hold Mrs. Whitlock's body did not arrive until 9 p.m. The funeral services were held in the afternoon. Late at night 200 neighbors and friends assembled and forming a procession marched to the cemetery. The body was lowered into the grave about 1 o'clock this morning.