William King

15 October 1847–8 July 1910 (Age 62)
Belfast, Ireland

The Life of William

When William King was born on 15 October 1847, in Belfast, Ireland, his father, Thomas Arthur King, was 32 and his mother, Letitia Ann Boyd, was 32. He married Margaret Ann Walker on 1 October 1874, in Sydenham, Brant, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Grey, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 8 July 1910, in Walters Falls, Georgian Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62, and was buried in Walters Falls, Georgian Highlands, Grey, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William King
1847–1910
Margaret Ann Walker
1855–1932
Marriage: 1 October 1874
Thomas Arthur King
1875–1941
Margaret Elizabeth King
1880–
Clara Selena King
1877–1907
Mary Agnes King
1878–1943
Robert George King
1882–
Eliza Esther King
1883–1973
Margaret Anne King
1888–
John William King
1890–
Ruth King
1892–
James Harvey King
1894–
Wesley King
1898–1898

Spouse and Children

    Male1847–1910Male

    Margaret Ann Walker

    Female1855–1932Female

MARRIAGE
1 October 1874
Sydenham, Brant, Ontario, Canada
children

(11)

    Thomas Arthur King

    Male1875–1941Male

    Clara Selena King

    Female1877–1907Female

    Female1878–1943Female

    Margaret Elizabeth King

    Female1880–Female

    Robert George King

    Male1882–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 20

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 22

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 36

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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)

  • William King, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William King in entry for Wesley King, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William King in entry for Thomas A King and Emma Walter, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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