Bodie, Walford [real name Samuel Murphy Bodie] (1869–1939), music-hall entertainer, was born on 11 June 1869 at 33 George Street, Aberdeen, the son of William Bodie, journeyman baker, and his wife, Margaret, née Murphy. Educated at Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen, he joined the ...
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Hicks, William Robert (1808–1868), asylum superintendent and humorist, was born at Bodmin, Cornwall, on 1 April 1808, the son of William Hicks (d. 1833), a schoolmaster of Bodmin, and Sarah, daughter of William and Margaret Hicks. He was educated under his father until 1824, and then under a ...
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Merrick, Joseph Carey [called the Elephant Man] (1862–1890), freak show novelty and medical curiosity, was born at 50 Lee Street, Leicester, on 5 August 1862, the elder son (there was also a daughter) of Joseph Rockley Merrick (b. 1835/6), a warehouseman and machine operator in a cotton factory, and ...