Nellie Keeler - Death of - article
DEATH OF IND.ANA MIDGET. When Eleven Years Old Nellie Keller Weighed Eleven Pounds. (Special to The Indianapolis News. VERSAILLES, Ind.. June 17. Miss Nellie Nellie Keeler, who for ' six years traveled with P. T. Barnum'a circus as "the Indiana Indiana midget.' died ot consumption a few days ago at her home, three miles north of here. She was buried In a burglar - proof vault at Cliff Hill cemetery. . She was borrr In Kokomo in 1S75, and at birth weighed eleven ounces. When eleven years old aha weighed eleven pounds, and was said to be the smallest person of her age In the world. When twelve years old she began to grow rapidly, and was five, feet In high! when she died. "She had been an Invalid for twelve years.