Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Jules and Beck Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Myrtle  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Jules and Beck Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1981-00-00Jules and Beck Circus
from Hoxie Brothers Circus

1969-00-00Hoxie Brothers Circus
from Pete Cristiani Quarters

1967-00-00Pete Cristiani Quarters
from Von Brothers Circus

1966-00-00Von Brothers Circus
from Pete Cristiani Quarters

1965-00-00Pete Cristiani Quarters
from Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus

1964-00-00Cristiani-Wallace Brothers Circus 1964-00-00
from Davenport Shows

1961-00-00Davenport Shows
from South America unspecified circus

1955-00-00South America unspecified circus
from Davenport Shows

1954-00-00Davenport Shows
from Diano Brothers Circus

1953-00-00Diano Brothers Circus
from Wallace Brothers

1952-00-00Wallace Brothers
from Campa Brothers Circus

1951-00-00Campa Brothers Circus
from Dailey Bros. Circus

1942-00-00Dailey Bros. Circus
from Adele Nelson Elephant Act

1928-00-00Adele Nelson Elephant Act
from Boston Harbour

1926-06-07Boston Harbour
from Port of Hamburg

1926-00-00Port of Hamburg
from Louis Reed

1926-00-00Louis Reed
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Asia unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2013-04-19

Latest document update2021-09-15 05:59:38
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† Myrtle is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Jules and Beck Circus, in United States, .


Myrtle was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

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1926: Brought to Boston in US from Hamburg by Louis Reed, most probably purchased from Carl Hagenbeck in Hamburg.

Records about Myrtle from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
1928-41 Adele Nelson Elephant Act
1942-50 Daliey Bros. Circus
1951 Campa Bros. Circus
1952 Wallace Bros. Circus
1953 Diano Bros. Circus
1954 Davenport Quarters
1955-60 So. America (leased)
1961-63 Davenport Shopping Center Show
1964 Cristiani-Wallace Circus
1965 Pete Cristiani Quarters
1966 Von Bros.- Cristiani Circus
1967-68 Pete Cristiani Quarters
1969-74 Hoxie Bros. Circus
1975-80 Hoxie Bros. #2 Unit
1981-83 Guthrie Shows (Died in 1983)

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Records about Myrtle from Bob Cline

Female Asian 1928 to 1941 - Adele Nelson Elephant Act
1943-Ben Davenport's Dailey Bros. Circus buys from Adele Nelson who is married to Louis Reed.
1942 to 1950 - Dailey Bros. Circus
1951 - Campa Bros. Circus
1952 - Wallace Bros. Circus
1953 - Diano Bros. Circus
1954 - Stayed in Davenport quarters
1955 to 1060 - leased to shows in South America
1961 to 1963 - Jungle Wonders Show
1964 - Cristiani-Wallace Circus
1965 - Pete Cristiani quarters
1966 - Von Bros. - Cristiani Circus
1967 to 1968 - Pete Cristiani quarters
1969 to 1974 - Hoxie Bros. Circus
1975 to 1980 - Hoxie's Great American Circus
1981 to 1983 - Jules and Beck Circus
Died - July 29, 1983

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Myrtle, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Jules and Beck Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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