Weldon Edward King

Male7 June 1938–2 August 1986

Brief Life History of Weldon Edward

When Weldon Edward King was born on 7 June 1938, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States, his father, Mathew King, was 32 and his mother, Pearl Jane Smotherman, was 28. He married Beverly Jean Foley on 9 August 1963, in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States. He lived in Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States in 1998. He died on 2 August 1986, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States.

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Weldon Edward King
Kathryn Ann Raschka
Marriage: April 1973

Sources (7)

  • Edwin King in household of Matthew King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Weldon Edward King, "Idaho, Marriage Index, 1947-1961"
  • Weldon Edward King, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1973
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    1941 · The Four Freedoms

    Age 3

    President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

    1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

    Age 13

    Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

    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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