John Herriot

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John Herriot
John  Herriot

Personal details

Spouse(s) 1954 - 2015 Mary Ruth Herriott

Country United States

Locations
Title animal trainer 1988-1988
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (Gold Unit) in United States

Title owner 1984-1989
Location at Herriott Trained Animal Circus in United States

Title animal trainer 1981-1984
Location at Big Apple Circus in United States

Title director 1980-1980
Location at Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus) in United States

Title animal trainer 1980-1980
Location at Circus World Museum in United States

Title animal trainer 1979-1980
Location at Circus Atayde Brothers in Mexico

Title animal trainer 1979-1979
Location at Circus Vargas in United States

Title director 1978-1979
Location at Circus World (Polk City) in United States

Title director 1977-1977
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit) in United States

Title animal trainer 1974-1974
Location at Cole Bros. Circus (Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus) in United States

Title animal trainer 1973-1973
Location at Storytown USA in United States

Title animal trainer 1971-1973
Location at Hoxie Brothers Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer 1971-1971
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) in United States

Title animal trainer 1969-1970
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit) in United States

Title animal trainer 1962-1969
Location at Circus World Museum in United States

Title animal trainer 1957-1962
Location at Hunt Brothers Circus in United States

Title animal trainer 1955-1957
Location at Gil Gray Circus in United States

Title animal trainer 1954-1955
Location at King Brothers Circus in United States

Title animal trainer 1950-1952
Location at King Brothers Circus in United States

Title animal trainer 1950-1950
Location at Cole Brothers Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer 1943-1943
Location at Kelly Miller Circus in United States

Biography details

John Milton Herriot , circus animal trainer in United States

Born 1931-01-15 in United States dead 2015-01-26 in United States , son of animal trainer Milt Herriot and animal trainer Viola Herriot .


John Herriott, quite naturally, would follow in his father’s footsteps. He made his debut in the ring at age six, appearing in his father’s elephant act. Then John went to school, rejoining his father and the circus during summer breaks, where he continued his apprenticeship. In 1943, at age twelve, he presented for the first time by himself an elephant in an end ring of the Kelly-Miller Circus.

Circopedia



John  HerriotFrom left: Milt Herriot, Dorothy Herbert, John Herriot, 1954

John  Herriot

Records about John Herriot from the Circus Historical Society
John  Herriot
The gentleman in the center of this photo is Fred C. Gollmar, one of the five original Gollmar brothers, cousins of the Ringlings and owners of their own railroad circus.
Fred Gollmar is seen here during a visit to Circus World Museum in 1965 when he was 98 years old. The photo also shows ringmaster Paul Luckey on the left and animal trainer John Herriott who were performing in Baraboo that summer.

Chris Berry



Records about John Herriot from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
John  Herriot
Stopped by Baraboo to water and exercise the elephants and John Herriott came up with this idea!
Ben Williams and "Anna May" in front, the Baraboo Elephants with Frankie Brown then John Herriott and Myself!
Years later Mr. Kellner contacted me saying the elephants were for sale so I explained the situation to Kenneth Feld and we were shortly reunited!

William "Buckles" Woodcock

Family


Total: 4 children

  1. Laura Herriott Ortiz. Born: ?.
  2. Julie Herriot. Born: 1957. Dead: † 1958
  3. Cindy Wells. Born: 1960.
  4. Christine Plunkett. Born: 1963.

John Herriot s ancestral Ahnentafel:

P I II III

John Herriot
Born: 1931-01-15

Father:
Milton Herriot

Born: 1901

Paternal Grandfather:
Osmer Herriot

Born: 1871
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Paternal Grandmother:


Born:
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Mother:
Viola Engesser

Born: 1905-05-19

Maternal Grandfather:
John Engesser

Born: 1862-04-12
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Martha

Born: ?
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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). animal trainer John Milton Herriot in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1840. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories animal trainer | circus | Herriott Trained Animal Circus | Herriot family | Born 1931 | Dead 2015 | People from United States

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