Cynthia King

Brief Life History of Cynthia

When Cynthia King was born in 1842, in New York, United States, her father, James George King, was 36 and her mother, Catherine Van Dyke, was 32. She lived in Lake, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

James George King
1806–1890
Catherine Van Dyke
1810–1894
Sylvester W. King
1828–1907
Clark W. King
1830–1914
William Jeremiah King
1833–1899
Francis M. King
1834–
Samuel Burgess King
1836–1910
Prissilla Evangeline King
1838–1869
John McIntyre King
1840–1921
Cynthia King
1842–
James E. King
1845–
Anna Evangeline King
1847–1932
Angeline Lavina King
1850–1919
Angeline King
1850–

Sources (1)

  • Cynthia King in household of James G King, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (3)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

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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