Robert Edson King

Male1 November 1834–9 November 1921

Brief Life History of Robert Edson

When Robert Edson King was born on 1 November 1834, in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, John Morris King, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Jewell, was 20. He married Margaretta Lemon on 18 March 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 November 1921, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Edson King
1834–1921
Margaretta Lemon
1839–1922
Marriage: 18 March 1855
John Edson King
1856–1921
William King
1858–1929
Thaddeus Constantine King
1860–1907
Mortimer King
1863–1864
Eva Margaretta King
1865–1941
Sarah Ann King
1867–1937
Catherine King
1870–1871
Lillian King
1873–1941
Latham King
1873–
Maud King
1874–1953
Laura King
1876–1962
Edson King
1878–1937
Martha King
1881–1971

Sources (87)

  • Robt E King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert E. King in entry for Margaretta Lemon King, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Robt B King, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 5

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    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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    Robert Edson King (1 November 1834 – 9 November 1921)

    Son of John Morris King and Sarah Ann Jewell Married: Margaretta Lemon, 18 Mar 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Married: Angelina (Ann Julina) Thrift Boley, 18 Mar 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt La …

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