Katherine Kay King

27 May 1939–10 September 1985 (Age 46)
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life of Katherine Kay

When Katherine Kay King was born on 27 May 1939, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, her father, William Cleveland King, was 49 and her mother, Beatrice Olive Van Cleave, was 39. She died on 10 September 1985, in Cathlamet, Wahkiakum, Washington, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

William Cleveland King
1890–1981
Beatrice Olive Van Cleave
1900–1979
Beulah Iris King
1919–1994
Lamuel David KING
1920–1937
Nellie Alatha King
1922–2007
Nellie King
1923–2007
Hattie Rebecca KING
1924–1979
David E King
1930–
Audrey Aurl King
1934–
Katherine Kay King
1939–1985

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1919–1994Female

    Lamuel David KING

    Male1920–1937Male

    Nellie Alatha King

    Female1922–2007Female

    Nellie King

    Female1923–2007Female

    Female1924–1979Female

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World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 1

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1941

Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 16

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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 (1)

  • Catherine King in household of William C King, "United States Census, 1940"

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