Edith Bell King

1907–1990 (Age 83)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

The Life of Edith Bell

When Edith Bell King was born on 25 March 1907, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, her father, William Lauren King, was 23 and her mother, Clara B Turpin, was 20. She married Abram Levi Hosier on 9 February 1924, in San Benito, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in San Lorenzo Township, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1920 and Santa Cruz Judicial Township, Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1940. She died on 4 October 1990, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abram Levi Hosier
Edith Bell King
Marriage: 9 February 1924
Nancy Lorraine Hosier
Shirley Jean Hosier
Grace Hosier
Edward Hosier
Barbara Lee Hosier
William Levi Hosier

Spouse and Children

9 February 1924
San Benito, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Edith Hosier in household of A L Hosier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith B King in household of William King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith B King in household of William King, "United States Census, 1910"

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