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
Mary Bowser
Marriage: about 1863
Minerva Elma King
Samuel Granger King
Orlando Warren King
Lilly U. King
Harry Glen King
Mabel G. King
Marion Wayne King
Arthur King
Ada B King
Thomas Arthur King
Wilmer Osmand King

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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 · 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.

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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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