Barnes Trilby at Mills Brothers Circus

† Barnes Trilby
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 50 years
Dead date: 1952-07-01
Death reason: unknown: in Davenport, Iowa
Location:Mills Brothers Circus
ArrivedMills Brothers Circus 1949-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1938-00-00
from Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
Al G Barnes-Sells Floto Circus 1937-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1933-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1906-00-00
from Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show
Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show 1905-00-00
from Luna Park
Luna Park 1904-00-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:1902 wild
Body height (m and feet): 2.56 meter, 8.4 feet
Document updated2010-10-01: more contradictory records
2012-04-17: added prev locations and importer, removed Floto as alt name.
2012-10-02: height

Records about Barnes Trilby from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
1906-32 Sells-Floto Circus
1933-38 Al G. Barnes Circus
1939-42 Ringling-Barnum Circus
(Died Aug.1942 in the Cleveland menagerie fire)

Records about Barnes Trilby from Bob Cline
TRILBY ( Floto ) 1904 came frm Thompson & Dundee of Luna Park,NY
Female Asian 1905 - Otto Floto Dog & Pony Show
1906 to 1932 - Sells Floto Circus
1933 to 1936 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1937 to 1938 - Al G. Barnes / Sells-Floto Circus
1938 to 1949 - RBBB
sold with Jennie for 6500.00 per RBBB records @ CWM
1949 to 1950 - Mills Bros. Circus
Died - July 1, 1950 in Davenport, Iowa

Sources, among others

  • The Ringling Elephants 1888-1968, Bandwagon
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Buckles Woodcock

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