Cornelius Tyree King

1873–7 December 1952 (Age 79)

The Life of Cornelius Tyree

When Cornelius Tyree King was born in 1873, his father, William Jordan King, was 43 and his mother, Mary Jane Cosby, was 34. He married Mary Trible Shackleford on 10 April 1901, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 7 December 1952, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Cornelius Tyree King
Mary Trible Shackleford
Marriage: 10 April 1901
Cornelius Tyree King Jr
William Sterling King

Spouse and Children

10 April 1901
Richmond, Virginia, United States


    Cornelius Tyree King Jr


    William Sterling King


Parents and Siblings



    Sallie E King


    M J King


    Luther Addison King


    William J. King


    Maria Eva King


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 21

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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)

  • Cornelius F King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cornelius T King, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cornelius T King, "United States Census, 1910"

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