Adrienne Octavia King

30 October 1900–2 December 1960 (Age 60)
Brady, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

The Life of Adrienne Octavia

When Adrienne Octavia King was born on 30 October 1900, in Brady, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, her father, Aubrey Harper King, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Mary Sheehy, was 21. She married Lester T. Parker on 3 May 1928, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States in 1930 and Aberdeen Election Precinct, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 2 December 1960, in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Lester T. Parker
Adrienne Octavia King
Marriage: 3 May 1928
Joan Maureen Parker

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3 May 1928
Seattle, King, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 7

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Adrienne Parker in household of Lester T Parker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Adrienne Parker in household of Lester T Parker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adrian King in household of Aubrey H King, "United States Census, 1920"

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