Thomas Edwin King

19 April 1839–19 January 1923 (Age 83)
Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Edwin

When Thomas Edwin King was born on 19 April 1839, in Schroeppel, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Rice King, was 26 and his mother, Matilda Robison, was 28. He married Rebecca Jane Murray on 29 April 1862, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 January 1923, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edwin King
Rebecca Jane Murray
Marriage: 29 April 1862
Eva Matilda King
Ella Vilate King
Naomi King
Viola King
Josephine May King
Murray Edwin King
Clifford Carroll King

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 April 1862Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 24
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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    Biography of Thomas Edwin KING

    THOMAS EDWIN KING SON OF THOMAS RICE KING Thomas Edwin King was born April 19, 1839 in Schrouple, Oswego County, New York. Came to Utah with parents, Thomas Rice and Matilda Robison King, in 185 …

    Sources (26)

    • Thomas C. King in entry for Clifford Carroll King, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thos E King, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas Edwin King in entry for Murray Edwin King, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956" (1940)

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