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The wedding of Charles Stratton and Lavinia Warren in New York City makes headline news

Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) and Lavinia Warren on their wedding day, February 11, 1863 , artist's impression
02/10/1863
Charles Sherwood Stratton (Tom Thumb) was a little person born in Connecticut in 1838. He was a distant cousin of P.T. Barnum and famously performed in his circus under the name "General Tom Thumb."  He and Lavinia Warren, another little person, were married at Grace Church in Manhattan and held their reception at the Metropolitan Hotel before 10,000 guests. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Tom Thumb and his Wife," Harper's Weekly Magazine, February 21, 1863, p. 114.
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