James Edward King

March 1872–
Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Edward

James Edward King was born in March 1872, in Peshtigo, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States as the son of James King and Olive Meyers. He married Harriet May "Hattie" Calhoon on 30 March 1899, in Wausaukee, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wells, Delta, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Wells Township, Delta, Michigan, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

James Edward King
Harriet May "Hattie" Calhoon
Marriage: 30 March 1899
Claudina Blanch King
Orval G King
Olive May King
Raymond King
Dorothy M Kitchen
Mary A Kitchen

Spouse and Children

30 March 1899
Wausaukee, Marinette, Wisconsin, United States



    Orval G King


    Olive May King


    Raymond King


    Dorothy M Kitchen


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James King


    Olive Meyers




    James Edward King


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • James King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James King, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James King, "United States Census, 1920"

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