Hugh Griffith Sr. holding first son Owen Richard on "The Ranch" in East
Windsor New York in 1927. His wife Elizbeth is to his right and looks
to be with child, probably Hugh Jr who was born in January 1928. It is
not certain who the other people in the photo are
Hugh Sr. holding Hugh Jr Spring 1928
Griffith Sr (1887-1971) bought a ranch around 1926 in East Windsor New
York with money saved from working a number of jobs, one of which was
reputedly a dock worker in Boston where he loaded 500lb barrels onto
ships. East Windsor is about 25 minutes east of Binghamton NY, by the
Susquehanna river. The Train collision which injured Elizabeth took place a few miles north of these pictures.
Hugh jr was born on this farm, which is referred to as "the ranch" in
photos. It was reputedly 160 acres, a fine piece of New York for a
first generation American in the 1920s They also had a hired hand, Stuart
Robinson, who is not shown. The location of the Ranch has not changed much and can be seen on a map HERE .
Owen and brother Hugh (driving) campaigning for Herbert Hoover with mom
Elizabeth on the ranch
Morris Griffith, Elizabeth, Hugh and Aunt Jen(?) holding Hugh jr (b.1928) and Owen Richard boy standing.
ABOVE: Left, a view of the farm land as it stands today near East
Windsor; Right, a possible location of the farm. There are only three
farms in the small stretch of land where the Griffith 'Ranch' was
originally, but the main Barn burned down in the 1960s and the house
cannot be located. It is possible that it is also gone. However, these
two pictures are the same farm land or adjoining land that appears in
the older pictures above