Homer Cicero King

25 November 1894–3 August 1968 (Age 73)
Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Homer Cicero

When Homer Cicero King was born on 25 November 1894, in Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Frank C King, was 25 and his mother, Nannie W Shaw, was 21. He married Edith May Apple. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Nevada, Story, Iowa, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 3 August 1968, in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Homer Cicero? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Homer Cicero King
Edith May Apple
Emma Jane King
Margaret Corilla King
Robert Dale King
Shirley Hazel King
Raymond Joseph King

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 19
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (19)

    • Homer King, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Homer E King, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Homer King in entry for R D Bob King, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.