Sungjin Kim

24 February 1973–6 February 2012 (Age 38)
Seoul, Korea

The Life of Sungjin

When Sungjin Kim was born on 24 February 1973, in Seoul, Korea, her father, Sang Baek Kim, was 53 and her mother, Kyong Hee Chong, was 35. She died on 6 February 2012, in Lakewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Sang Baek Kim
1920–1976
Kyong Hee Chong
1937–2007
Sungjin Kim
1973–2012

Parents and Siblings

    Sang Baek Kim

    Male1920–1976Male

    Kyong Hee Chong

    Female1937–2007Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1974 · The President Resigns

Age 1

From the aftermath of the Watergate Scandal, Richard Nixon resigns. Being the first president to do so.
1974 · Ford Pardons Nixon

Age 1

Richard Nixon is pardoned from any crimes committed during his time as President by Gerald Ford.
1984

Age 11

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Korean: there is one Chinese character for the surname Kim. Kim is the most common Korean surname, comprising about 20 percent of the Korean population. According to some sources, there are over 600 different Kim clans, but only about 100 have been documented. Kims can be found in virtually every part of Korea. The two largest Kim clans, the Kim family of Kimhae and the Kim family of Kyŏngju, are descended from semi-mythological characters who lived two thousand years ago. According to legend, the Kimhae Kim family founder, Kim Suro, came in answer to a prayer offered by the nine elders of the ancient Karak Kingdom. In 42 ad , these elders met together to pray for a king. In answer to their prayer, they were sent a golden box containing six golden eggs. From the first egg emerged King Su-ro, Karak's first king. The other five eggs became the five kings of Karak's neighboring kingdom, Kaya. The founder of the Kim family of Kyŏngju, Kim Al-ji, had similar origins. In 65 ad the king of Shilla, T’alhae, heard a strange sound from a forest near the Shilla capital, Kyŏngju. On investigation he found a crowing white rooster standing next to a golden egg. From this egg emerged Al-ji, founder of the Kyŏngju Kim family and subsequent king of the Shilla Kingdom. Because Al-ji emerged from a golden egg, King T’alhae bestowed upon the child the surname Kim, which means ‘gold’. It is estimated that about half of the one hundred or so Kim clans of modern Korea are descended from the Kyŏngju Kim clan.2 Swiss German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Sungjin Kim in entry for Benjamin Nathaniel Walls, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 - Ancestry.com

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