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
Margaret Ann Walker
Marriage: 1 October 1874
Thomas Arthur King
Margaret Elizabeth King
Clara Selena King
Mary Agnes King
Robert George King
Eliza Esther King
Margaret Anne King
John William King
Ruth King
James Harvey King
Wesley King

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Ann Walker


1 October 1874
Sydenham, Brant, Ontario, Canada


    Thomas Arthur King


    Clara Selena King



    Margaret Elizabeth King


    Robert George King


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

Age 22

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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