Richard Thomas Kingston

29 November 1928–29 November 2010 (Age 82)
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Richard Thomas

When Richard Thomas Kingston was born on 29 November 1928, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Arthur James Kingston, was 39 and his mother, Bertha Louise Maw, was 37. He married Ella Mary Ringhoffer on 19 May 1951. He lived in Salisbury Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America in 1940. He died on 29 November 2010, in Cape Coral, Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Richard Thomas Kingston
Ella Mary Ringhoffer
Marriage: 19 May 1951

Spouse and Children

19 May 1951

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 13

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England called Kingston or Kingstone. Almost all of them, regardless of the distinction in spelling, were originally named in Old English as cyningestūn ‘the king's settlement’, i.e. royal manor. However, Kingston upon Soar in Nottinghamshire is named as ‘royal stone’, while Kingstone in Somerset is ‘king's stone’; both probably being named for some local monument.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard T Kingston in household of Arthur Kingston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard T Kingston in household of Arthur J Kingston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Richard T Kingston Sr in entry for Ella M Kingston, "Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010"

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