Louis Reed

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Louis Reed
Louis  Reed

Personal details

Spouse(s) Adele Nelson

Country United States

Work locations
Title elephant trainer 1949
Location at Hunt Brothers Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer 1943
Location at Dailey Bros. Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer 1929-1930
Location at Bertram Mills Circus in United Kingdom

Title elephant superintendent 1924?
Location at Sells-Floto Circus in United States

Title owner -
Location at Louis Reeds elephants in United States

Biography details

Louis E. Reed , circus elephant trainer in United States

Born ? dead 1960 in United States .

1947-1948: two elephant shipments brought over by Reed for Ben Davenport. The first arrived in June 1947 and the second in January 1948. (Richard Reynolds)


The versatile and talented Arumai Singh (sometimes "Arokiaswami") came to America from his native India in 1947 with Louis Reed and a shipment of elephants destined for Dailey Bros. Circus.
Ole Whitey, Bandwagon



Biggest independant import of elephants during the past year was engineered by Louis Reed for Dave Davenports Dailey Brothers Circus. Reed brought in a total of 16 to boost the Dailey Herd to 25, second largest in the country.

The Ringling Circus has a reported 49 elephants.

Billboard 27 mar 1948



Records about Louis Reed from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Louis  Reed
Adele Nelson Elephant Act "Myrtle", "Tillie" and "Jenny" presented by Miss Nelson and husband Louis Reed.

Smokey Jones once told me that he and Rex Williams had to spit polish the bands on those tubs while youngsters on Dailey Bros. Circus!

William "Buckles" Woodcock


Records about Louis Reed from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
Mr. Reed died suddenly in 1960 while standing before the mirror shaving.
Smokey Jones and I once discussed what the E. in his name might stand for and we decided it must be "Elephant".
William "Buckles" Woodcock



Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant trainer Louis Reed in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=508. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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