Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ken Failing

Kendrick Gibbs Failing

July 4, 1906
Caro, MI

February 26, 1990
New Port Richey, FL

1926-27 Flint Buick Flyers (Independent)
1927-28 Flint Big Reds (Independent)
1928-29 Flint Buick Flyers (Independent)
1929-30 Canton Orphans (NPBL)
1930-31 Toledo Red Men (ABL)
1930-31 Flint Buick Flyers (Independent)
1932-33 Flint R&S (Independent)
1934-35 Chevrolet Motors - Flint (Independent)
1935-36 St. Mary's - Flint (High School) Head coach
1936-37 St. Mary's - Flint (High School) Head coach
1937-38 St. Mary's - Flint (High School) Head coach
1938-39 St. Mary's - Flint (High School) Head coach

Born in Caro, Michigan, to William and Alice, Ken played pro basketball for a few years around Flint. (He may have played basketball at Central Michigan, but only his older brother Fred appears on the school's all-time roster. and since he was 20 when he started playing with the Flint Flyers, I am not sure he actually played there.) He would also play some organized basketball for Canton and Toledo. He would work for many years at General Motors before retiring and moving to Florida in 1983.

He married Angeline Durkacy (1911-1993) in 1933 and they had two sons, Kenneth (1935-1986) and Robert, and a daughter, Sandra.

Tampa Bay Times, February 28, 1990


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