Francis Merle King

16 January 1911–19 October 1993 (Age 82)
Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States

The Life of Francis Merle

When Francis Merle King was born on 16 January 1911, in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States, his father, Frank Boyd King, was 26 and his mother, Jessie Maude Fugate, was 30. He lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States for about 5 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 October 1993, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Francis Merle King
1911–1993
Evelyn Mae
1915–

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 3

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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  • Francis M King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merle King in household of Frank B King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle King in household of Frank B King, "United States Census, 1920"

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