Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lew J. Griffiths

According to his death record, available at Family Search, Lewis J. Griffiths was born in Warren, Ohio to Benjamin and Jennie (Richard) Griffiths, who were both natives of Wales.  An article in the April 2, 1932 issue of the Sandusky Register indicated that Mr. Griffiths had lived in Sandusky since about 1902, having arrived here in association with the Oscar Cook stock company. While in Sandusky, Lew J. Griffiths was very active in staging several amateur theatricals. He and George J. Lehrer had been in charge of the historical pageant held in Sandusky during the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Sandusky. On April 2, 1932, Lew J. Griffiths died after a brief illness, at the age of fifty. His obituary in the Register stated that he had been one of "Sandusky's best known men."  Mr. Griffiths was survived by his wife Laura, his mother, his sister, and one son. Funeral services for Lew J. Griffiths were held at Charles J. Andres Sons funeral home, and burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. At the time of his death, Lew J. Griffiths was engaged in planning a revue under the auspices of the Providence Hospital. Sadly, he passed away at Providence Hospital before completion of the production.

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