James William King

7 March 1829–13 December 1912 (Age 83)
Boxford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James William

When James William King was born on 7 March 1829, in Boxford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William King, was 28 and his mother, Maria Elizabeth Hills, was 28. He married Eliza Matilda Foster about 1855, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 13 December 1912, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William King
1829–1912
Eliza Matilda Foster
1834–1862
Marriage: about 1855
John King
1862–
King
1862–1862

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1855England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1830
    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Kingdon
    Chief
    Koenig
    Kings

    Sources (9)

    • James King in household of Maria King, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James W. King, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James King in household of Maria King, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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