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Winnie "Big Winnie" Johnson
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Birth: 1839
Henry County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1888
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Born in Henry County, KY, on either Boyd Club Farm or E. M. Bryant Farm. "Big Winne" became a circus curiosity after her husband died in 1882. Billed as the biggest woman in the world, Johnson was mother of ten children. At her death, Johnson weighed 849 pounds. She had been showcased from a boxcar, travelling throughout the United States. Johnson died of fatty degeneration of the heart and was buried in Laurel Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. At the time of her death, only three of her children were alive. 
 
Note: "Big Minnie's Burial, The Prize Fat Colored Woman Laid to Rest Yesterday," The Baltimore Herald, 09/14/1888.
 
Burial:
Laurel Cemetery (Defunct)
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: c g
Record added: Feb 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34131439
 


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