John Henry Cidon King

Male4 May 1881–after 14 June 1967

Brief Life History of John Henry Cidon

When John Henry Cidon King was born on 4 May 1881, in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States, his father, James Lewis King, was 23 and his mother, Mary Virginia Proffitt, was 22. He married Mary Cornelia Walser on 24 December 1899, in Jones, Van Zandt, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pharr, Hidalgo, Texas, United States in 1930 and Redlands Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 5 years. He died on 14 June 1967, in Yucaipa, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Funston, Jones, Texas, United States.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know John Henry Cidon? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Henry Cidon King
Catherine Louise Hamilton
Marriage: 7 March 1919
Cidon King
Daisy Louise King
Grady Fleming King
Mandylee King
Edna Mae King
Walter Cleborn King
Dolores Dee King
Dud King
Dudley Darvin King

Sources (17)

  • John C King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Cidon King, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • John C King, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1919
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    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.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 10

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.


    Age 23

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.