Alta Florance King

27 November 1901–6 September 1996 (Age 94)
Casey, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Alta Florance

When Alta Florance King was born on 27 November 1901, in Casey, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Finley King, was 27 and her mother, Georgia Ann Justice, was 25. She married Leonidis Baxter Coston on 22 December 1917, in Hughes, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Maud, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 6 September 1996, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Leonidis Baxter Coston
Alta Florance King
Marriage: 22 December 1917
Eulis Haskell Coston
Harley Ray Coston

Spouse and Children

22 December 1917
Hughes, Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 25

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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 (3)

  • Etta Coston in household of Baxter Coston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alta F Coston in household of Baxter Coston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alta King in entry for Harley Ray Coston and Dorothy Luese Squire, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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