Sunday, April 28, 2013

Eph Thompson #1

Born in Ypsilanti, Mich. July 7, 1855
Learned elephant training from Stewart Craven while with the 4-Paw Show and later did all the training presented by Addie Forepaugh.
Said to have left 4-Paw Show in 1886 and spent the rest of his career in Europe.
1887 Circus Karl Hagenbeck.

Died in 1916.


Dick Flint said...

Thompson likely spent his later youth in Ypsilanti but his birth was in Canada to runaway slaves from Kentucky per the census.
Dick Flint