Parley Pratt King

30 April 1860–17 October 1938 (Age 78)
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Parley Pratt

When Parley Pratt King was born on 30 April 1860, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George King, was 28 and his mother, Maria Redding, was 39. He married Frances Georgina Roberds on 22 May 1889, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Rialto Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 17 October 1938, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Parley Pratt King
Frances Georgina Roberds
Marriage: 22 May 1889
Lester George King
Leigh William King
Franklin Parley King
Karl Francis King

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  • Marriage
    22 May 1889San Bernardino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 9
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 21
    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.

    Name Meaning

    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 (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (23)

    • Parley King in entry for Karl Francis King, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Parley Ring in household of George Ring, "United States Census, 1870"
    • P G King in entry for Franklin P King and Emma Wickman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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