Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum.Known for: Celebrity, Circus performer. In New York, Barnum renamed his new protege after the Arthurian legend of Sir Tom and, in a nod to noted midget Sir Jeffery Hudson, Barnum opted to christen Tom Thumb a General. He was billed as hailing from Europe and Barnum went to great lengths to .
Nov 14, 2016 · Tom Thumb married Lavinia Warren On February 10th, 1863. She was a young, beautiful dwarf and he instantly fell for her. The wedding took place at utterly packed Grace Episcopal Church and the wedding reception was held at the Metropolitan Hotel. P. T. Barnum indirectly helped popularize the term "midget" when he began featuring General Tom Thumb, Lavinia Warren and Commodore Nutt in his circus. "Midget" became linked to referencing short people put on public display for curiosity and sport.
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