Topsy at Birnam Brothers Circus

† Topsy
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1966
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Birnam Brothers Circus
ArrivedBirnam Brothers Circus 1965-00-00
from Dale Madden Circus
Dale Madden Circus 1963-00-00
from United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon)
United Exposition Shows (Curley Vernon) 1961-00-00
from Beech Bend Amusement Park (Charles Garvin)
Beech Bend Amusement Park (Charles Garvin) 1958-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1948-00-00
from Sparks Circus
Sparks Circus 1946-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1939-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1937-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1935-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1933-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1930-00-00
from Sangers Great European Shows-Hugo Bros-Harris Bros-Gentry Bros (Floyd and Howard King)
Sangers Great European Shows-Hugo Bros-Harris Bros-Gentry Bros (Floyd and Howard King) 1928-00-00
from Ellis Stanley Joseph
Born: wild
Document updated2010-05-12: 
Records about Topsy from Bob Cline
TOPSY
Female Asian
1927 - Ellis S. Joseph - Animal Trader
1928 to 1929 - Gentry Bros. Circus / Walter L. Main Circus ( same owners )
1930 to 1932 - Sells-Floto Circus
1933 to 1934 - Hagenbeck Wallace Circus
1935 to 1936 - Al G. Barnes Circus
1937 to 1938 - Al G. Barnes / Sells Floto Circus
1939 to 1945 - RBBB
1946 to 1947 - Sparks Circus owned by RBBB
1948 to 1956 - RBBB
1957 - Remained in RBBB quarters
1958 to 1960 - Charles Garvin in Bowling Green, KY.
1961 to 1962 - United Exposition Shows ( Curley Vernon )
1963 to 1964 - Dale Madden Circus
1965 to 1966 - Birnam Bros. Circus ( Larry McNeese )
Died - 1966


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