Earl Clarence King

22 October 1892–20 August 1964 (Age 71)
Gosport, Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Earl Clarence

When Earl Clarence King was born on 22 October 1892, in Gosport, Wayne Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Larkin King, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ellen Prather, was 28. He married Pearl May Stanger on 25 November 1921, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. He lived in Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Richland Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 20 August 1964, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Edgar Cemetery, Paris Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Earl Clarence King
Pearl May Stanger
Marriage: 25 November 1921

Spouse and Children

25 November 1921
Monroe, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Larkin King


    Mary Ellen Prather




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 14

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Earl C King in household of Thomas S King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clarence E King in household of Thom L King, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl C King in household of Thomas L King, "United States Census, 1910"

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