Philip Woodson King Sr

Brief Life History of Philip Woodson

When Philip Woodson King Sr was born on 14 September 1879, in Morrison, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Drew Woodson King, was 40 and his mother, Tennessee Polk Bonner, was 34. He married Susie St John on 3 June 1903, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in District 10, Effingham, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Civil District 10, Warren, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 10 June 1965, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Philip Woodson King Sr
Susie St John
Marriage: 3 June 1903
Martha Katherine King
Hazel Woodson King
Johnnie Lee King
Mary Ruth King
Tennie Carolyn King
Philip Woodson King Jr

Sources (16)

  • Phillip W King, "United States 1950 Census"
  • P.w. King, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Phillip Woodson King, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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