Big Joe

 

The Largest Man in the World

 

Big Joe Grimes of Cincinnati

 

Breaks Through Cab and Fatally Wounds Himself

 

Big Joe Grimes, said to have been the largest man in the world, is dead at the home of his parents in the city, as the result of a peculiar accident. While riding in a cab, his great weight broke through the bottom, one of his legs was gashed, the wound refusing to heal.

 

Grimes weighed 754 pounds, and was thirty-four years of age. He was 6 feet 4 inches in height, and his body and limbs were of ponderous dimensions.

 

New York Time September 6, 1903

 


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