Leila May King

16 August 1890–17 January 1985 (Age 94)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Leila May

When Leila May King was born on 16 August 1890, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles King, was 33 and her mother, Clara E. Smith, was 28. She married William Elliott Bunten on 11 September 1915. She lived in Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 January 1985, in Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 94.

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William Elliott Bunten
Leila May King
Marriage: 11 September 1915

Spouse and Children

11 September 1915

Parents and Siblings

    Charles King


    Clara E. Smith






    Blanche Edna King


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • Leila King in household of Clara E King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leila King in household of Clara E King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leila King in household of Clara E King, "United States Census, 1900"

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