Mary Roxanna King

19 November 1876–about 1953 (Age 76)
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Mary Roxanna

When Mary Roxanna King was born on 19 November 1876, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Peter Toussaint King Jr, was 28 and her mother, Delia Marie Lea Poitras, was 27. She lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1876 and Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1910. She died about 1953, at the age of 77.

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Irvin Allen Randall
Mary Roxanna King

Spouse and Children

    Irvin Allen Randall



Parents and Siblings

    Peter Toussaint King Jr


    Delia Marie Lea Poitras




    Henri J. King


    Delia King


    Joseph Ardumas King


    Charles E. King


    Emma King


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 19

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Mary R Randall in household of Irving A Randall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary King in household of Peter King, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary King, "Rhode Island, State Births Index, 1819, 1852-1900"

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