Adolph King

31 May 1893–1954 (Age 60)
Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Adolph

When Adolph King was born on 31 May 1893, his father, Joseph Kilgore King, was 38 and his mother, Martha Matilda Mattie Nelson, was 25. He married Erna Buttke on 13 September 1920, in Cass, North Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Eldred Township, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1930 and Everest Township, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, at the age of 61, and was buried in Buffalo, Cass, North Dakota, United States.

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Adolph King
Erna Buttke
Marriage: 13 September 1920
Elda King
Ardis King

Spouse and Children

13 September 1920
Cass, North Dakota, United States


    Elda King


    Ardis King


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Adoff T King in household of Marthe V King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adolph King in household of Joe K King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Adolph King, "United States Census, 1930"

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