Ruth McCaddon

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Ruth McCaddon
Profession circus artist
Personal details
Born 1846

Spouse(s) James A. Bailey

Country United States

Work locations
Title owner 1906-1907
Location at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

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Location at MacCaddon Circus in United States

Biography details

Ruth Louisa McCaddon , circus artist in United States

Born 1846 dead 1912-03-11 , daughter of other John McCaddon and other Elizabeth Gage .

James Bailey worked as an advance man for the Lake Circus. While a member of that show he became acquainted with the McCaddon family in Beverly. When the McCaddon family moved to Zanesville in Ohio, the father, John, became the owner of the Stacy House, a hotel across the street from the courthouse.

One winter, during the circus’s layoff period, James worked as a clerk at the Stacy House. It was at this time that he became interested in Miss Ruth Louisa McCaddon, the daughter of his employer. In 1870 (or married in December 1868) he married Miss McCaddon in Zanesville.

As widow Ruth Bailey inherited a large fortune from her husband, and favored her Brother, Joseph McCaddon,


Siblings through the father John McCaddon (1819-1897):

  1. Joseph McCaddon
  2. Anna McCaddon

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). artist Elizabeth McCaddon in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories artist | circus | Barnum & Bailey Circus | McCaddon family | Born 1846 | Dead 1912 | People from United States

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