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Francis Joseph Flynn

Francis Joseph Flynn
Born (1864-10-06)6 October 1864
Greene, New York, U.S.
Died 5 October 1898(1898-10-05) (aged 33)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Other names General Mite
Occupation Showman
Height 21 in (53 cm) (age 16)[1]
Weight 9 lb (4.1 kg)
Spouse(s) Emily "Millie" Edwards

Francis Joseph Flynn (6 October 1864 – 5 October 1898), better known as General Mite, was an American little person who performed as a showman at various competitions around the world.

Flynn was born on 6 October 1864 in Greene, New York, the son of Edward Finnion Flynn and Mary Ann Flynn and brother to Alice Flynn. They were of average height.

In 1884, Flynn married English little person, Millie Edwards, in England.[3] The wedding was widely publicized and attended. From then on, the couple were exhibited as the "Royal American Midgets" and "General and Mrs. Mite" in many advertisements.[4]

In 1890, Flynn and Edwards moved to Australia. Flynn died in Broken Hill, New South Wales on 5 October 1898.


External links

  • Article: General Mite is Honored in Australia at Town of Greene, New York's website
  • Millie Edwards and Francis Flynn at the National Library of Australia
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