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Bridgeport in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Tom Thumb
Charles S. Stratton
 
Tom Thumb Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
1. Tom Thumb Marker
 
Inscription.
This monument is a memorial to Charles S. Stratton, a native of Bridgeport, who gained worldwide fame as Tom Thumb in the exhibitions of P.T. Barnum. The lifesize statue was erected before Tom Thumb's death on July 15, 1883. In 1959 vandals smashed the statue. It was restored by the Barnum Festival Society and Mountain Grove Cemetery Association with funds raised by public subscription.
Nov. 19, 1961

[ inscription on the south face ]
Stratton
Sherwood E. Stratton
Died Dec. 29, 1855,
Aged 44 Years.
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Cynthia Stratton
His Wife
Died March 26, 1864,
Aged 74 Years. 3 M's
Charles S. Stratton
Died July 15, 1883
Aged 45 Y's. 6 M's. 11 D's

 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 41° 10.315′ N, 73° 13.482′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dewey Street and Maplewood Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CT 06605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pro Patria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roberto Clemente (approx. 1.6 miles away); Perry Memorial Arch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bridgeport Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roger Ludlow (approx. 2.2 miles away); Isaac Tucker House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Nathan Bulkley House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
Tom Thumb's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
2. Tom Thumb's Grave
 

 
Also see . . .  General Tom Thumb on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
South Face Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
3. South Face
 
 
Life-Size Statue of Tom Thumb Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
4. Life-Size Statue of Tom Thumb
 
 
Nearby Tombstone of P.T. Barnum, who made Tom Thumb Famous Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2010
5. Nearby Tombstone of P.T. Barnum, who made Tom Thumb Famous
Phineas T. Barnum
Died
April 7, 1891
A. 80 Y'rs
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Charity
His Wife
Died Nov. 19, 1873.
A. 65 Y'rs
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Frances
Their Daughter
Died April 10, 1844
Aged 1 Year & 11 Mo.
Barnum
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,764 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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