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Posted by: Dawn Wheat Date: February 24, 2000 at 16:42:32
In Reply to: SELLS CIRCUS by Sharyl M. Schatz of 41035

I have an old picture of Sells-floto Show when they were in Kansas doing a tour. My ancestors lived in Thomas co., Kansasa in the late 1800s and early 1900s and one of them took the picture. Where can a person find a good vaudeville site and a site about the thespian groups who had traveling stock companies? I have an old album of my GGrandfather's. He was an actor and saved a lot of photos, playbills, etc. His name was Frank McCord. I also have some kind of distant relative who was Tim Giroux and he was a contortionist with a show. Then my grandfather, Judson Day Henry, was a magician of sorts who traveled with a circus. He left my grandmother when my father was a yr. old and I know nothing about him except he was born in Nebraska in 1879. Is there some kind of site where people can search out all the Show Biz ancestors? There sure were a lot of home spun entertainers. I heard that 1 out of 10 people were in some type of entertainment in the late 1800s. They are hard to trace as they didn't stay in one place very long.

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