Charles White

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Charles White
Profession circus elephant trainer
Personal details
Born 1832

Spouse(s) 1873 Anna Donovan

Country United States

Locations
Title elephant superintendent 1888
Location at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title menagerie superintendent 1873
Location at P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome in United States

Title menagerie superintendent 1861-1861
Location at Barnums American Museum in United States

Title elephant trainer-1861
Location at Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title elephant head-keeper
Location at J. B. Gaylord in United States

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Biography details

Alasco Charles White , circus elephant trainer in United States

Born 1832 dead 1909 .

Listed as superintendent for the Sacred Elephant.

By the late 1840s he was working in circuses, becoming the "boss animal man" for Barnum's New York Menagerie by 1861. Then age 29, he enlisted 27 May 1861 in New York City, and mustered as Private, Company G, 83rd New York Infantry (9th NY Militia Regiment)

Charles White
In 1873 he married Anna Donovan, and in the same year worked as menagerie superintendent and elephant trainer at P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome.

Charles White
1873: The Grand Entre with Great Performing Elephants: Ring No. 1: Gipsey, Introduced by Col. Charles White, Ring No. 2: Betsey, Introduced by Frank Dooley.

He then turned to training other animals, and was an agent for P.T. Barnum. By 1883 he was living in New York City and receiving a Federal pension of $12 per month for his elbow wound. In 1884 he bought a white elephant Toug Toulog in Asia and brought it to the US for Barnum. He was with the Barnum and Bailey Circus until shortly before he died.

Charles White

Family


Total: 1 children

  1. Charles White.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). elephant trainer Alasco Charles White in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1523. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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