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He weighed over nine pounds when he was born; however, his growth quickly slowed. As an adult, he stood at just over three feet tall.
His marriage to a woman around his (diminutive) height was first-page news at the time.
His parents were Sherwood Edward Stratton and Cynthia Thompson. His birth name was Charles Sherwood Stratton; General Tom Thumb was his stage name.
He achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum, founder of the Ringling Bros., as did American celebrity Robert Wadlow, who toured with the same circus in 1936.