William H. King

5 May 1821–21 May 1889 (Age 68)

The Life Summary of William H.

When William H. King was born on 5 May 1821, in Canada, his father, Ezekiel King, was 21 and his mother, Lucy Glazier, was 22. He married Jannette Fraser on 8 February 1854, in Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Handy Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1850. He died on 21 May 1889, in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Summit Cemetery, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. King
Polly Ann Glazier
Marriage: 17 November 1864
William King
1868–about 1871
George W. King
about 1871–1932
Floyd E. King

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1864Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 16
    Michigan is the 26th state.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Wm King in household of Ezekial King, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wm H King, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
    • William H. King, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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