Carlos King

Brief Life History of Carlos

When Carlos King was born on 4 August 1816, in Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ichabod King, was 36 and his mother, Clarissa Howard, was 34. He married Susan Alexander Spencer on 15 March 1859, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. He lived in Burlington Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 11 January 1904, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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Carlos King
1816–1904
Susan Alexander Spencer
1818–1904
Marriage: 15 March 1859

Sources (8)

  • Carlos King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Carlos King, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Carlos King, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1833

Historical Boundaries: 1833: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Des Moines, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

1846

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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