Benjamin Franklin King

6 December 1878–
Umatilla, Oregon, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin King was born on 6 December 1878, in Umatilla, Oregon, United States, his father, Albert Tulley King, was 39 and his mother, Maria Louise Bowles, was 28. He married Nellie Florence Crafts on 20 October 1898, in Ione, Morrow, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cecil, Morrow, Oregon, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin King
1878–
Nellie Florence Crafts
1881–1904
Marriage: 20 October 1898
Byron King
1899–1904
Virgil Travis King
1901–1975

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1898
Ione, Morrow, Oregon, United States
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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 2

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Benjamin King, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ben King in household of Albert King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin Franklin King, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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