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Mercy Lavinia Bump Warren
Birth: Oct. 31, 1841
Middleboro
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1919
Middleboro
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Actress and entertainer. She was first introduced to the public by P.T. Barnum in 1862 as Lavinia Warren. A dwarf, she stood only 32 inches tall and weighed 29 pounds at the time Barnum hired her to appear in an exhibit of curiosities at his American Museum in New York City. She was introduced to Charles Sherwood Stratton, a.k.a. "General Tom Thumb", and they were married on February 10, 1863. No small affair, the wedding took place at New York's Grace Episcopal Church, and the couple stood atop a grand piano to receive over two thousand guests afterward. Her singing voice was described as beautiful (albeit tiny) by many and she performed with her husband at countless exhibitions sponsored by Barnum, including a special presentation for then President Abraham Lincoln. Tom Thumb died of a stroke in 1883 and she went on to marry Count Primo Magri (also a dwarf) in 1885. She, the Count and a troupe comprised of other dwarves as well as people of taller stature traveled the world, performing plays such as "The Rivals" and "Gulliver Among the Lilliputians" for the public and royalty alike (i.e. England's Queen Victoria). Some of her tiny funiture, clothing and accessories can be seen at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is buried with her first husband. (bio by William Mehlhouse) (bio by: Rhonda) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Sullivan Bump (1807 - 1880)
  Huldah Pierce Warren Bump (1810 - 1895)
 
 Spouses:
  Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 - 1883)
  Count Primo Magri (1840 - 1920)
 
 Siblings:
  James Sullivan Bump (1831 - 1874)*
  Sarah Warren Bump Wilbar (1833 - 1875)*
  Benjamin W Bump (1838 - 1916)*
  Mercy Lavinia Bump Warren (1841 - 1919)
  George Henry Willis Bump (1847 - 1909)*
  Huldah Pierce Bump Newell (1849 - 1878)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Jun 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19765397
Mercy Lavinia <i>Bump</i> Warren
Added by: Rhonda
 
Mercy Lavinia <i>Bump</i> Warren
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Mercy Lavinia <i>Bump</i> Warren
Added by: Rhonda
 
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