Mary Powers

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Barnum took Mary's soon to be husband John Craig on tour, presenting him as "John Powers, the Kentucky Giant Fat Boy". While appearing with the circus, he met and married Mary Jane Kessler, who weighed an alleged 782 pounds.

Mary began appearing as "Mary Powers, the Kentucky Giantess" - although she actually came from New York State. Publicly, John and Mary claimed to be brother and sister (they did indeed look very similar). Mary died in Danville, Indiana, on October 3, 1882, of congestive heart failure.