Cornelia Elizabeth King

Female8 December 1827–20 November 1893

Brief Life History of Cornelia Elizabeth

When Cornelia Elizabeth King was born on 8 December 1827, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Bowker King, was 47 and her mother, Hannah Newton, was 42. She married William Sanford Park on 14 August 1850. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in West Chester Township, Butler, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Sharon, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 20 November 1893, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sanford Park
Cornelia Elizabeth King
Marriage: 14 August 1850
William C Park
Harriet Eloise Park
William Dwight Park
Frances Cornelia Park
Howard Courtland Park
Mary King Park
Warren Hubbard Park.

Sources (17)

  • Cornelia Parks in household of William Parks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Cornelia King in entry for Frances Camelia Park, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Cornelia Parks in household of Wm S Parks, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1850
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 2

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 9

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    1848 · Slavery is Abolished

    Age 21

    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

    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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