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1872, 9 March
Ella Ewing
At the time of her death on 10 January 1913, she was officially the world's tallest woman at 8 feet 4 1/2 inches. She toured with the Barnum and Bailey Circus until her death. She was born on 9 March 1872 and was from Scotland County. The local funeral home, Gerths, took care of the arrangements. Fred Gerth, Sr. was the undertaker at her funeral. The site has pictures of the casket and other information about Ella.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Memphis and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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