Kay Brothers Circus in United States


Kay Brothers Circus
Typecircus

Owner
Founded1918
First elephant arrived1932
Closed down1938
Country United States

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1935-1936: Joe Secastin
(elephant trainer)

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2007-06-20

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Description

Kay Brothers Circus, United States , was founded in 1918 and the first elephant arrived in 1932. Kay Brothers Circus closed down in 1938.


Comments / picturesKay Bros. (Also: Kaye Bros.) Circus, 1918-1941, 1951, 1988-1989.
William Ketrow, proprietor 1918-1941,
Chuck Koenekemp, proprietor, 1988-1989.
Circus, circa 1961, Al Kayda, proprietor; Ketrow Bros.
Circus 1906-1930, William Ketrow, proprietor.

Kay Bros. had only a single elephant its first season of 1932 but later acquired another and they were
presented by Ketrow\'s daughter, Mary Ellen.//Buckles Woodcock

References for records about Kay Brothers Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kay Brothers Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=752. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Robert L. Parkinson, Directory of American Circuses, pp. 237-238, 241.


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