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Two anniversaries involving the deaths of elephants 31 years apart occur within two days of each other in September. The first was a lynching; the second a tragic accident. On September 13, 1916, the elephant who became known as Murderous Mary was hung in Erwin, Tennessee. On September 15, 1885, Jumbo, the international superstar, was killed by a train in St. Thomas, Ontario.