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Augusta "Fat Baby" Burr
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Birth: 1893
Castleton Corners
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Death: Aug., 1895
New York, USA

Sister of Dora
Daughter of Frederick, of Commac
Frederick had a half brother who raised horses

The well-known "fat baby," to see whom thousands all over the country have paid a dime or more each, died in its little tent on the Sea Beach Walk, Coney Island, yesterday, of paralysis of the brain.

With the exception of a little trouble now and then from growing teeth, the baby was in perfect health from the day she first came into the world, until Thursday night, when she was suddenly seized with spasms. Dr. Hill tried all in his power to bring the valuable infant around, but she continued to grow worse, having convulsions the greater part of the time, until yesterday, when death relieved her.

Age 15 months

Gussie had been exhibited for the last year by Frank Griffin. Her salary was $100 a week. She appeared at the Summer resorts, county fairs, and museums in all parts of the country. She was the only "fat baby" in the country. At the time of her death she weighed ninety-two pounds, and doctors who examined her said she was "as solid as a rock." 
Gravesend Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Created by: AlbFirefly
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
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Augusta Fat Baby Burr
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Augusta Fat Baby Burr
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