Edmund Newell (1857 - 1915)

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Edmund Newell (July 27, 1857 – December 23, 1915), better known as General Grant Jr. or Major Edward Newell, was a 19th century dwarf who gained fame as an associate of P.T. Barnum. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Edmund S. Newell and Sarah Ellen Jimmerson.

He married another dwarf, Minnie Warren, whose sister, Lavinia Warren, was married to General Tom Thumb. Minnie died in childbirth in 1878, and was buried in Nemasket Hill Cemetery, Middleborough. After her death, Edmund moved to England where he "miraculously" grew to normal stature and remarried to Mary Ann Drake, a woman of normal stature, on April 5, 1888 in St. Giles, London, England. They had two children: Edmund Charles Jeffreys Newell and Daisy Louise Newell.

He died on December 23, 1915 in Marylebone, London, England.

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July 27, 1857
December 23, 1915
Age 58