William H King

1841–
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of William H

When William H King was born in 1841, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, William King, was 27 and his mother, Malinda Worthey, was 18.

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Family Time Line

William King
1814–1900
Malinda Worthey
1823–1910
William H King
1841–
John F King
1843–1898
George Washington King
1844–1930
Dicey Ellen King
1848–
Mary E King
1850–
Malinda Jane "Jennie" King
1853–
Thomas A King
1855–
Perry Peregrine King
1857–
Absalom David King
1859–1965
Sarah King
1862–

Parents and Siblings

    William King

    Male1814–1900Male

    Malinda Worthey

    Female1823–1910Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875

Age 34

In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.

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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