05Jan1928 Circus fat women mourned Mrs Kidd and Mrs Roberts twins and other gruesome stories

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05Jan1928 Circus fat women mourned Mrs Kidd and Mrs Roberts twins and other gruesome stories - by wolves in woods near Marmaros-Sziget, in...
by wolves in woods near Marmaros-Sziget, in northwest Hungary, according to dispatches today. Few Sa J Mourners to Replace Gaping Throngs for Circus Fat Woman, Dead A voluntary object of wonderment for sideshow crowds during the last fifteen years, the body of Mrs. flo-mena Roberts, in a specially built casket said to be the largest ever made in Indianapolis, will be carried to a grave in Floral Park cemetery this afternoon by ten pallbearers. Only a small group of relatives and friends, contrasting with the thousands who paid to see her unnatural bulk 600 pounds in the bygone days of the ballyhoo and the crunching of peanuts, will follow the casket to its place of interment. In that little group will be Mrs. Stella Kidd, who sat beside) 'ier sister in sweltering tents while! rilliant-hued canvases beckoned tot (he carnival nd fair sight-seers to gstt upon "the n , facilities has been felt for several years. Seventy-nine different courses arc offered. world's largest twins." Mrs. Kidd weighs more than five hundred pounds. No Freak to Family. For the gawking multitude Mrs. Roberts was a curiosity and proud of her profession she was but for her husband, George M. Roberts, her adopted children, her stepmother, stepbrothers, stepsister and most of all for Mrs. Kidd, she was a lovable mother, wife and sister. An attack of pneumonia last Saturday spelled quick' death. She died Tuesday afternoon at her home, 1663 West Riverside Parkway drive. Speedy work to construct a casket for the body of the veteran show woman was started by the Indian- CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO It

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 05 Jan 1928, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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