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Jim Winslow Grand Rapids Herald Sun 20 Aug 1899 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.
Nov 13, 2013 · posted to the photo Lottie Grant (Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)
Jim Winslow Grand Rapids Herald Fri 18 Aug 1899 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.
Nov 13, 2013 · posted to the photo Lottie Grant (Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)