Lydia Jane King

1 December 1855–4 August 1885 (Age 29)
Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lydia Jane

When Lydia Jane King was born on 1 December 1855, in Adams, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles King, was 29 and her mother, Leah Frey, was 24. She married William Albert Hart in 1874, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Richland Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 4 August 1885, in Floral, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Albert Hart
Lydia Jane King
Marriage: 1874
Ella May Hart
Leah S Hart
Cynthia Hart
Flora Hart
Hattie Hart

Spouse and Children

    William Albert Hart



Kansas, United States


    Ella May Hart


    Leah S Hart


    Cynthia Hart




    Flora Hart


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 6

Kansas is the 34th state

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Lydia J Hart in household of William A Hart, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia J King in household of Charles King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia King in household of Charles King, "United States Census, 1860"

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