Side Note: Kathy Kirkham Reed is the woman responsible for the publication of the Journals of George Kirkham, son of George William and Mary Ann Astington Kirkham. Because of Kathy and her father, William Gaylor Kirkham, son of Lott Kirkham, we have the journals in easy to use book form, printed in readable type and enhanced with pictures. One other of the four Kirkham brothers kept a Journal. In fact, James’s journal is even more extensive than George’s, but is still on microfilm under the auspices of the LDS Church. It took Kathy and her father one year to accomplish the transcriptions of George’s journal to the thanks of many Kirkham descendants. This book is being published again by popular demand. Connie Kirkham Nielson & Kathy Kirkham Reed would be contacts if you are interested.
This is a picture of an oversized violin made by George Kirkham, now in possession of Margie Kirkham Stevens.
Another violin made by George Kirkham. It is a smaller violin, and didn't fit him as well, as George was a large man. This violin is owned by Shelley Peck.
The lettering on this canvas tells the story. You can also see the faint pencil lettering that confirms this to be canvas from the Pioneer Wagon of George W. Kirkham.
George, the son of George William painted this rendering of his home in Lehi.