Flora King

about 1875–
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Flora

When Flora King was born about 1875, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, William Zadock King, was 27 and her mother, Merica Ophelia Moore, was 23. She married Percie Clay Black on 2 April 1902, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Percie Clay Black
Flora King
Marriage: 2 April 1902
Betty Black

Spouse and Children

    Percie Clay Black



2 April 1902
Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States


    Betty Black


Parents and Siblings

    William Zadock King


    Merica Ophelia Moore





    Harry King


    George Rufus King


    Annette King


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 7

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

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.

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)

  • Flora Black in household of Percie C Black, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flora King Black in entry for Percie Clay Black, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Flora King Black in entry for Percie Clay Black, "California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000"

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