Helen Evelyn "Nellie" King

1869–1926 (Age 57)
McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Helen Evelyn "Nellie"

Helen Evelyn "Nellie" King was born in 1869, in McHenry, Illinois, United States as the daughter of George King and Mary O'Rourke. She married Alfred Churchill Reynolds on 29 December 1889, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1926, at the age of 57.

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Alfred Churchill Reynolds
Helen Evelyn "Nellie" King
Marriage: 29 December 1889
Evelyn K. Reynolds

Spouse and Children

29 December 1889
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


    Evelyn K. Reynolds


Parents and Siblings

    George King


    Mary O'Rourke




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 16

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.

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)

  • Nellie Klug, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Nellie Evelyn King, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Nellie E. King in entry for Evelyn K. Reynolds, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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