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 Augusta “Fat Baby” Burr

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Augusta “Fat Baby” Burr

  • Birth 1893 Castleton Corners, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Death Aug 1895 New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 104470242

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."


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  • Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 1 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104470242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augusta “Fat Baby” Burr (1893–Aug 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104470242, citing Gravesend Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .