John Preston King

28 August 1890–16 May 1953 (Age 62)
Noble, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Preston

When John Preston King was born on 28 August 1890, in Noble, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Archer King, was 30 and his mother, Emma Angeline Butler, was 26. He married Georgia Mrytle Underwood on 29 January 1916, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Olive Township, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Center Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 16 May 1953, in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62.

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John Preston King
Georgia Mrytle Underwood
Marriage: 29 January 1916
Ralph Frederick King
Donald Ronald King

Spouse and Children

29 January 1916
Belmont, Ohio, United States


    Ralph Frederick King


    Donald Ronald King


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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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  • John P King, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John P King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John P King, "United States Census, 1940"

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