William H. King

5 May 1821–21 May 1889 (Age 68)

The Life 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, Williamstown Township, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. King
Jannette Fraser
Marriage: 8 February 1854
Charles William King
Frederick N King

Spouse and Children


    Jannette Fraser


8 February 1854
Livingston, Michigan, United States


    Charles William King


    Frederick N King


Parents and Siblings

    Ezekiel King


    Lucy Glazier





    Mary D King


    Israel N. King


    Lucy King


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

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm King in household of Ezekial King, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm H King, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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