† Lockhart Jenny (Jennie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Orton Brothers Circus, in United States, 1928-12-23. Official death reason described as in Union City,Oklahoma . (see detailed list).
Lockhart Jenny (Jennie) was born wild at India unspecified location.
It was not such a happy Christmas this year among the employes of the Orton Brothers Circus, which is wintering at Union City. Shortly after the show arrived at Union City, a few days prior to the holidays, Jennie, one of a trio of performing elephants, was taken ill.
The huge tusker was removed to a shed where she was given every care and attention, and two huge stoves were kept blazing to make her quarters comfortable. Jennie did not respond to treatment and continued to grow worse. Her old trainer, who had trouped with her for more than 50 years, was sent for, but as he gazed at his sick friend, with tear-dimned eyes, he, too, knew that Jennie would never again bask in the applause of the circus.
So it was just a day or so before Christmas that Jennie died and there was genuine grief among the circus employes with whom the big tusker was a popular favorite. Under the guidance of Roy Bates, her trainer, Jennie was laid to rest near the spot where she died, and the circus went into winter quarters.
Jennie was 95 years of age and weighed three and one-half tons. She was said to have been trained in Germany, and had toured many countries of Europe and Asia with circuses before coming to America. Music was Jennies specialty and she was reputed to be one of the best trained elephants in the circus world. Following Jennies demise Orton Brothers arranged with George Schumacher for winter quarters on the latters farm east of Union, and the remaining elephants and other animals of the menagerie are now housed there.
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