Thelma Belle King

19 November 1905–14 December 1995 (Age 90)
Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Thelma Belle

When Thelma Belle King was born on 19 November 1905, in Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States, her father, Roscoe Chandler King, was 25 and her mother, Rose Henrietta Prue, was 19. She married John Schofield Adams on 9 February 1938, in Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States for about 15 years. She died on 14 December 1995, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

John Schofield Adams
Thelma Belle King
Marriage: 9 February 1938
Pamela Prue Adams

Spouse and Children

9 February 1938
Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States


    Pamela Prue Adams


Parents and Siblings

    Roscoe Chandler King





World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Thelma King in household of Roscoe King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma B King in household of Roscoe C King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thelma Adams in household of John S Adams, "United States Census, 1940"

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