Walter George King

3 November 1898–September 1971 (Age 72)
Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States

The Life of Walter George

When Walter George King was born on 3 November 1898, in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States, his father, William Orion King, was 41 and his mother, Sophronia Violet Bean, was 24. He married Doris Esther Whitcher on 22 September 1920, in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States for about 40 years. He died in September 1971, at the age of 72, and was buried in Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

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Walter George King
Doris Esther Whitcher
Marriage: 22 September 1920
Frederic Whitcher King
Janice Priscilla King
Donald Lee King
Carolyn Rachel King
Barbara Ann king
Sherry Louise King

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22 September 1920
Glover, Orleans, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 2

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Walter G King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter G King in household of William O King, "United States Census, 1900"

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