George Wesley King

18 April 1877–14 June 1939 (Age 62)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of George Wesley

When George Wesley King was born on 18 April 1877, in Ontario, Canada, his father, William James King, was 35 and his mother, Anne Ferguson, was 32. He married Georgina Dolly Pringle on 18 April 1899, in Scotstown, Le Haut-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 14 June 1939, in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

George Wesley King
Georgina Dolly Pringle
Marriage: 18 April 1899
John W King
Ernest William King
Clarence Walter King
Violet W King
Douglas Wilbert King

Spouse and Children

18 April 1899
Scotstown, Le Haut-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada



    Ernest William King



    Violet W King


    Douglas Wilbert King


Parents and Siblings

    William James King


    Anne Ferguson





    William James King



    Walter Harvey King


    Annie Luella King


World Events (4)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 6

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 9

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 29

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • Geo W King in entry for Violet Winifred King, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • George Wesley King in entry for Ernest William King and Alice Beatrice Mowry, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • G. W. King in entry for John King, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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