Mary Eliza Morford


Submitted by Jodi Bolden June 7, 2012

Kentucky Post January 14, 1897, page 5



Kentucky's Smallest Woman Passes Away in Newport

MEASURED 3 FEET 4 INCHES Was 29 Years Old and Weighed Fifty Pounds

Mary Eliza Morford, daughter of Mr. Samuel Morford, died at her parents residence, 331 Elm Street, Newport, Wednesday night.  Miss Morford was credited with being the smallest woman in the world.  She was 29 years of age, three feet four inches in height and tipped the scales at 50 pounds.

She had been on exhibition in every large city in the United States.  The remains are in charge of Undertaker William H White.


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