Milt Herriot

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Milt Herriot
Milton  Herriot
From left: Milt Herriot, Dorothy Herbert, John Herriot, 1954
Personal details

Spouse(s) Viola Herriot

Country United States

Work locations
Title manager -
Location at Cole Brothers Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer
Location at Schell Brothers Circus in United States

Biography details

Milton Lindsay Herriot , circus animal trainer in United States

Born 1901 in United States dead 1962 in United States , son of other Osmer Herriot .

Osmer Pike Herriott’s son, Milton (known as Milt), began to work in the circus at a relatively early age, taking care of animals. He eventually went on to training them, and over the years, he presented all sorts of animal acts, with a preference for horses and elephants. He was also for a time Manager of the Cole Bros. Circus. Milt Herriott’s circus career spanned a half-century.

Records about Milt Herriot from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Milt HerriotMilt Herriott with the Schell Bros. elephants owned by George Engesser in the early 1930s. I have four listed during this time period "Ruth", "Mary", "Patsy" and "Bolo" a young male.


Total: 1 children

  1. John Herriot. Born: 1931-01-15. Dead: † 2015-01-26

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Born: 1871

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). animal trainer Milton Lindsay Herriot in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories animal trainer | circus | Cole Brothers Circus | Herriot family | Born 1901 | Dead 1962 | People from United States

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