Columbus (Big Charley Lockhart)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
George W. Popcorn Hall in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Columbus (Big Charley Lockhart)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Body weight: 6500.00 kg, 14300.00 lbs
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1910-06-08
Death reason: euthanised: via potassium cyanide in a sweet potato in Evansville, Wisconsin
Locations - owners
Present / last location:George W. Popcorn Hall, in United States

Date of arrival

1908-00-00George W. Popcorn Hall
from Thomas Hargreaves show

1903-00-00Thomas Hargreaves show
from George W. Popcorn Hall

1901-00-00George W. Popcorn Hall
from Ringling Bros. Circus

1897-00-00Ringling Bros. Circus
from Samuel Lockhart

Record history
History of updates2009-01-12: Previous locations

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
Random literature

† Columbus (Big Charley Lockhart) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1910-06-08 at George W. Popcorn Hall, in United States, . Official death reason described as via potassium cyanide in a sweet potato in Evansville, Wisconsin.


Columbus (Big Charley Lockhart) was born wild .

Comments / pictures

1920: "Old Charley," said to be the largest elephant in captivity, and certainly one of the most ugly tempered, died at the farm of "Col." George W. Hall, near Janesville, Wis., June 8. The pachyderm was so vicious last March that the city authorities tried to devise means to end his days. The weight of the dead elephant was six and a half tons, and his trunks are valued at $1,500. He was brought to this country by Lockhart, with the Lockhart Herd twenty years ago, and was first seen with the Ringling Show.
New York Clippings, 1920

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Columbus (Big Charley Lockhart), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at George W. Popcorn Hall in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 46, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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