Joseph Smith King

24 January 1849–11 June 1927 (Age 78)
Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith King was born on 24 January 1849, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, Enoch Marvin King, was 27 and his mother, Mary Bigg Ware, was 32. He married Mary Jane Robins on 31 January 1869. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 11 June 1927, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith King
Mary Jane Robins
Marriage: 31 January 1869
Mary Irene King
Edward Joseph King
Richard Joseph King
Elizabeth Belle King
Alice Maud King
Elijah George King
Emma Jeanette King
Thomas Hyrum King
Edgar Charles King
Angus King
Lovantha Isabelle King
Robin Lorin King

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  • Marriage
    31 January 1869
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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.

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    Sources (32)

    • Joseph King in entry for Thomas H King, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Smith King, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jos King in entry for Robin Louis King and Ilene Elizabeth Gressens, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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