EARLY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
(Updated 29th of May 2013)
My grateful thanks to Ken's nephew Kirby for allowing me to add this family group photo of Ken with his sister Virginia and brother Kirby. I would estimate the picture to have been
taken between 1913/14.
N.B. Copyright remains with the Griffin family and should not
be used for any other purpose without requesting consent.
14. 04. 07. It is with sadness that we report the death of Ken's sister, Virginia on the 13th of April 2007. Being around
two years younger than Ken Virginia would have been between 94 and 95 years old. A very long life indeed, but
nevertheless a sad loss for the remaining family. Ken died in 1956 and Kirby in 1960.
Update 28th May 2008
With thanks to Wilfred Hosteland, who lives in Norway for sending in these two great photographs of Ken. Virginia and her husband visited Wilfred and his wife Bente back in the 80's.
Ken with his sister, Virginia and his father, Artie. Ken and his father are buried together at the cemetery near Aurora, Illinois.
This photo was taken in St. Louis. c. 1950.
Ken in Military Uniform
From a Ford advert
May 2013. Wilfred Hosteland sent in a copy of the Music Sheet for Ken's "My Best To You", which he found on the internet. I found a
fuller copy which allowed me to grab a full-sized copy of the photo of Ken sitting at his Wurlitzer Electrostatic Organ. Note that he is
wearing the suit that he wore in the 1954 TV series 67 Melody Lane. It could be that Ken had either been due to go to the studios or
not having long been back from there. A very nice find. Thanks Wilfred.
Another photo of Ken from Wilfred. This time at a White model of
the Wurlitzer Electrostatic organ. N.B. Confusion came from this in
that some LP's from Columbia stated that they were Hammond
recordings when they were actually on theWurlitzer ES.