When Leslie Lynch King Sr was born on 25 July 1884, in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, his father, Charles Henry King, was 31 and his mother, Martha Alicia Porter, was 28. He married Dorothy Ayer Gardner on 7 September 1912, in Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wyoming, United States in 1935 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 18 February 1941, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.
English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.
English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.
Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable rí (which means ‘king’ in Irish).
The King Family Leslie Lynch King, President Ford's father, was born on July 25, 1884 at Chadron, Nebraska. After his divorce from Dorothy Gardner, he married Margaret Atwood at Reno, Nevada in 1919. …