George Washington King

Male16 July 1860–19 May 1940

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington King was born on 16 July 1860, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Ozias King, was 21 and his mother, Nancy Ann Roberts, was 20. He married Selena Abbott on 24 December 1882, in Scott, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 19 May 1940, in Helenwood, Scott, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Isham Cemetery, Scott, Tennessee, United States.

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George Washington King
Selena Abbott
Marriage: 24 December 1882
George Washington Angel
Gufford Burton King
Bertha King
Edmond King
Deherman King

Sources (16)

  • Grif King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G W King, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • G.W. King, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1882Scott, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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