Joseph Merrick


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Joseph Merrick

Joseph Merrick Death

Joseph passed away on April 11, 1890 at the age of 27 in London, England, UK. Joseph's cause of death was asphyxia.

Joseph Merrick death quick facts:
  • When did Joseph Merrick die?

    April 11, 1890
  • How did Joseph Merrick die? What was the cause of death?

  • How old was Joseph Merrick when died?

  • Where did Joseph Merrick die? What was the location of death?

    London, England, UK

Joseph Merrick Birthday and Date of Death

Joseph Merrick was born on August 5, 1862 and died on April 11, 1890. Joseph was 27 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: August 5, 1862
Date of Death: April 11, 1890
Age at Death: 27

Is Joseph Merrick's father, Joseph Rockley Merrick, dead or alive?

Joseph Rockley Merrick's information is not available now.

Is Joseph Merrick's mother, Mary Jane, dead or alive?

Joseph Merrick's mother, Mary Jane, is still alive and kicking.

Joseph Merrick's sister :

  • Marion Eliza

Joseph Merrick's brother :

  • William Arthur

Joseph Merrick - Biography

Joseph Carey Merrick, sometimes named incorrectly as John Merrick, was an Englishman with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital. Merrick was born in Leicester, and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life. His skin appeared thick and lumpy, he developed enlarged lips, and a bony lump grew on his forehead. One of his arms and both of his feet became enlarged and at some point during his childhood he fell and damaged his hip, resulting in permanent lameness. When he was 11, his mother died, and his father soon remarried. Merrick left school at the age of 13 and had difficulty finding employment. Rejected by his father and stepmother, he left home. In late 1879, Merrick, aged 17, entered the Leicester Union Workhouse.