Myrtle Minerva King

24 May 1884–27 July 1971 (Age 87)
Pulaski, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle Minerva

When Myrtle Minerva King was born on 24 May 1884, in Pulaski, Missouri, United States, her father, William Wiley King, was 30 and her mother, Eliza Ann Jones, was 27. She married Ewell Crittington Branson on 27 July 1902. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Adair, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 July 1971, in North Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ewell Crittington Branson
Myrtle Minerva King
Marriage: 27 July 1902
Floyd Franklin Branson
Eula Evelyn Branson
Lee Harold Branson
Thelma Bernice Branson
Gladys Claudia Branson
Thomas Haskell Branson
Wayne Gentry Branson
Ewell Crittington Branson Jr.
Richard Branson
Buddy Oren Branson
Margaret Eliza M. Branson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1902
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 20
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    Age 23
    Oklahoma is the 46th state.

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Myrtle M King in household of Wiley King, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Myrtle Branson in entry for Buddy Oren Branson, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
    • Myrtle Branson in household of E C Branson, "United States Census, 1940"

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