The largest man in the world in 1903

 Big Joe
The Largest Man in the World
Big Joe Grimes of Cincinnati
 Breaks Through Cab and Fatally Wounds Himself
Big Joe Grimes, said to have been the largest man in the world, is dead at the home of his parents in the city, as the result of a peculiar accident. While riding in a cab, his great weight broke through the bottom, one of his legs was gashed, the wound refusing to heal.
Grimes weighed 754 pounds, and was thirty-four years of age. He was 6 feet 4 inches in height, and his body and limbs were of ponderous dimensions.