Curtis King

1 December 1884–March 1965 (Age 80)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Curtis

When Curtis King was born on 1 December 1884, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Smith King, was 35 and his mother, Louisa Jane Farmer, was 25. He married Gladys Ray Henson in 1929, in Keith Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Johnsonville, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Rinard, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in March 1965, at the age of 80, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Curtis King
Gladys Ray Henson
Marriage: 1929
George C. King

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Keith Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

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 (2)

  • Curtis King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Curtis King in household of Joseph S King, "United States Census, 1900"

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