Martin Van Buren Bates and Anna Swan (Bates: 1845-1919 Swan 1846-1888)
World's Tallest Married Couple
Anna Swan was born in Nova Scotia, and eventually reached a height of 7' 11.5". She exhibited herself at the Barnum Museum in New York and was there for the famous Barnum Museum fire. She had to be lifted out with a crane. Bates was born in Kentucky and served in the confederate army in the Civil War. The pair met, fell in love and were married.
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