Earl King

17 February 1879–before 1952 (Age 72)
Clay City, Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Earl

Earl King was born on 17 February 1879, in Clay City, Clay, Indiana, United States as the son of Sarah King Bennett. He married Rebecca Jane Cooprider on 2 September 1917. He lived in Clay, Indiana, United States in 1917. He died before 1952, at the age of 71.

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Earl King
1879–1952
Rebecca Jane Cooprider
1869–
Marriage: 2 September 1917

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1917

Parents and Siblings

    Sarah King Bennett

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (2)

  • Earl King, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Earl King, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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