Missouri's Giantess, Ella Ewing, is Dead.
Ella K. Ewing
Miss Ella Ewing, of Gorin, the tallest woman
in the world, died at her home Friday, at
the age of 40 years.
She weighted 256 pounds, wore a No. 23 show,
16 inches from heel to toe. Her parents
live on a farm near Gorin and she built a
house and furnished it in proportion to her
height. The doors and windows were ten feet
high, the ceilings 13 feet.
Here bath tub is six feet long, so that she
could sit in it comfortably, and her dresser
was six feet high without bottom drawers, so
she would not have to stoop to get at its
contents. The bed is 91/2 feet long and she
had a hammock 15 feet in length. It
required 25 yards of cloth to make Miss
Ewing a plain dress.
She was a cousin of the M. W. Ewing family
in Brashear, and the White Church family
north of town. Several times she visited
here for a few days at a time.
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