Charles Edgar King

7 October 1903–29 June 1982 (Age 78)
Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Charles Edgar

When Charles Edgar King was born on 7 October 1903, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Gerome Dolphus King, was 25 and his mother, Minnie Lee Pendergrass, was 22. He married Ruby Saphria Blackwood on 2 October 1937, in Danville, Boone, Virginia, United States. He lived in Patterson Township, Durham, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Carrboro, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1982. He died on 29 June 1982, at the age of 78, and was buried in Triangle Township, Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Charles Edgar King
Ruby Saphria Blackwood
Marriage: 2 October 1937

Spouse and Children

2 October 1937
Danville, Boone, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Etta Pauline King


    Irene King


    Lanara L King


    Lenard King


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 15

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Edgar King in household of G D King, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles E King in household of Geromie D King, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edgar C King in household of Jerome King, "United States Census, 1920"

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