Charles Benson King

1 August 1839–12 May 1910 (Age 70)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Benson

When Charles Benson King was born on 1 August 1839, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joshia King, was 44 and his mother, Mary Conner, was 23. He married Mary Bowser about 1863, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chanceford Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 12 May 1910, in New Freedom, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in New Freedom, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Benson King
1839–1910
Mary Bowser
1844–1942
Marriage: about 1863
Minerva Elma King
1867–1869
Samuel Granger King
1868–1869
Orlando Warren King
1870–1950
Lilly U. King
1873–1973
Harry Glen King
1875–1960
Mabel G. King
1877–1944
Marion Wayne King
1878–
Arthur King
1882–
Ada B King
1883–1903
Thomas Arthur King
1885–1965
Wilmer Osmand King
1887–1963

Spouse and Children

Children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1846
Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863
Age 24
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
Age 24
The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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 .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Koenig
Leroy
Jin
Jing
Kingdon
Kings
Laroy

Sources (13)

  • Charles B King in household of Joshua King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles B King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles B King, "United States Census, 1880"

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