James Earl King

Male18 June 1940–1 December 2017

Brief Life History of James Earl

When James Earl King was born on 18 June 1940, in Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, Rudy Lee King, was 26 and his mother, Dorothy Mae Swatzell, was 28. He died on 1 December 2017, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Fooks Cemetery, Calvert City, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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Rudy Lee King
Dorothy Mae Swatzell
Barbara Jean King
James Earl King
Julia A. King

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  • James E King, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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Siblings (3)

World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1944 · Kentucky Dam is Completed

Age 4

The Kentucky dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Tennessee River between Livingston and Marshall counties in Kentucky. It was completed August 30,1944.

1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 21

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

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

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