Martin P. Avery (August 18, 1836 - July 16, 1882) was very thin, weighing only 48 pounds. He was 5 feet 3 inches and he lived in New York. He suffered from chronic dyspepsia which made him so thin. He was married. He died in 1882 from his disease and pancreatitis. He is buried in Moravian Cemetery in New York.
- New York Times