Florence May King

Brief Life History of Florence May

When Florence May King was born on 18 May 1910, in Uckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Henry King, was 34 and her mother, Annie Ruth Wilmshurst, was 35. She married Eduard John Bradford on 8 November 1931, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died in June 2000, in her hometown, at the age of 90.

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Eduard John Bradford
1902–1987
Florence May King
1910–2000
Marriage: 8 November 1931

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  • Legacy NFS Source: florence may king - Government record: birth-name: florence may king

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World Events (8)

1914

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English king ‘king’ (Old English cyning, cyng), perhaps acquired by someone with kingly qualities or as a pageant name by someone who had acted the part of a king or had been chosen as the master of ceremonies or ‘king’ of an event such as a tournament, festival or folk ritual. In North America, the surname King has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König (see Koenig ) and Küng, French Roy , Slovenian, Croatian, or Serbian Kralj , Polish Krol . It is also very common among African Americans. It is also found as an artificial Jewish surname.

English: occasionally from the Middle English personal name King, originally an Old English nickname from the vocabulary word cyning, cyng ‘king’.

Irish: adopted for a variety of names containing the syllable (which means ‘king’ in Irish).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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