Walter Frank Kingsley

Male1 January 1871–29 June 1963

Brief Life History of Walter Frank

When Walter Frank Kingsley was born on 1 January 1871, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Albert Erastus Kingsley Sr., was 42 and his mother, Mary E. Himes, was 36. He married Bertha Mae Colby on 5 June 1900, in Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1900 and Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States for about 35 years. He died on 29 June 1963, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Walter Frank Kingsley
Bertha Mae Colby
Marriage: 5 June 1900
Walter Irving Colby Kingsley
Norma Bertha Kingsley

Sources (22)

  • Walt F Kingsley, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • Walter Frank Kingsley, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Walter Frank Kingsley, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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  • Marriage
    5 June 1900Kings, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 1

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 1

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

    Age 24

    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places called Kingsley, in Cheshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. The placenames derive from Old English cing ‘king’ (genitive cinges) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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