Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Hawthorn Corporation in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maude  dead elephant


SSP nr294


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 64 years old
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Imported:1947 by Ben Davenport
Dead: 2001
Death location: Hawthorn Corporation
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hawthorn Corporation, in United States

Date of arrival

2000-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from Walker Brothers Circus

2000-00-00Walker Brothers Circus
from Hawthorn Corporation

1988-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus)

1985-00-00Sterling & Reid Brothers Circus (Toby Tyler Circus)
from Hawthorn Corporation

1985-00-00Hawthorn Corporation
from George Carden Circus International

George Carden Circus International
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1972-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Sells and Gray Circus

1967-00-00Sells and Gray Circus
from King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)

1962-00-00King Brothers Circus (Acme-Ned Toth)
from Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)

1960-00-00Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus)
from Cristiani Brothers Circus

1956-00-00Cristiani Brothers Circus
from Bailey Brothers-Cristiani Circus

1954-00-00Bailey Brothers-Cristiani Circus
from King Brothers and Cristiani Circus

1952-00-00King Brothers and Cristiani Circus
from King Brothers Circus

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

1948-00-00Dailey Bros. Circus
from Ben Davenport

1947-06-07Ben Davenport
from Karnataka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-06-30: Text

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† Maude is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2001 at Hawthorn Corporation, in United States, .


Maude was born wild 1937 at Asia unspecified location. and imported 1947 by Ben Davenport

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Records about Maude from Bob Cline

MAUDE 1947 - Brought to US by Louis Reed for Dailey Bros. Circus.
Female Asian 1947 to 1949 - Dailey Bros. Circus
1950 - given to Norma Davenport Cristani as a wedding present.
1951 - King Bros. Circus
1952 to 1953 - King Bros. Cristiani Circus
1954 to 1955 - Bailey Cristiani Circus
1956 to 1959 - Cristiani Bros. Circus
1960 to 1961 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
1962 to 1966 - King Bros. Circus
1967 - Sells and Gray Circus
1972 - Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
George Carden Circus
1985 - Hawthorn Circus Corp.
1985 to 1988 - Toby Tyler Circus
1988 to 2003 - Hawthorne Circus Corp.
2000 - Walker Bros. Circus
Died - Nov. 2001

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

In 1947, Ben Davenport imported seven baby Asian elephants. Charlie and Tommy were the two males and the remaining females Mary, Maude, Norma, Bessie and Konti.
"Dailey Bros. owner Ben Davenport gave daughter Norma five elephants--Norma, Mary, Maude, Bessie and Konti--in 1950 as a wedding present after she married Pete Cristiani. They became the Norma Cristiani elephants and were used on various circuses and Shrine dates until (according to Norma) she sold them to Beatty-Cole in 1960." Lane Talburt
The 1950 & 1951 King Brothers Circus Herd consisted of Alice, Mona & Margie (owned by Floyd King), Christy, Carrie, Babe & Shirley (the Karen Cristiani elephants, originally trained by Mac MacDonald) and Mary, Maude, Norma, Bessie & Konti (the Norma Cristiani elephants, originally trained by Louis Reed).
Several times Rex and Barbara Williams worked the Pete & Norma Five for several seasons on the Tom Packs Circus and also took the act to Cuba. However, the year Cuba fell the couple was presenting the Howard Suesz elephants.
In 1960 the same five females were sold to the Clyde Beatty show.
In 1977, the Beatty-Cole elephants were a three ring presentation - Maude, Frieda and Jewel at left, Debbie, Missy and Omii in the center and Pete, Sue and Helen in the final ring. Bessie and Topsy were leased to the Sells & Circus. Konti, Ola and Jackie were leased to the Kings Brothers Circus.
On the 1983 season of Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, Captain Fred Logan was in command of nine elephants and a three ring act - Pete, Sue, Helen, Maude, Konti, Ola, Bessie, Jewel and Frieda.
During the 2000 season, Maude was one of the four Hawthorn elephants on the Walker Brothers Circus.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Maude, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Hawthorn Corporation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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