Charles Washington King

24 January 1881–April 1934 (Age 53)
Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Washington

When Charles Washington King was born on 24 January 1881, in Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Eli King, was 28 and his mother, Laura Bell Black, was 24. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died in April 1934, at the age of 53, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli King
1852–1917
Laura Bell Black
1856–1948
Charles Washington King
1881–1934
Cornelius King
1883–1954
Paul King
1886–1888
Mary King
1889–1964
Margaret King
1893–1895

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 4

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

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.

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)

  • Charles W King in household of Hans L Olson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles W King in household of Eli King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chas King in household of Eli King, "United States Census, 1900"

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