Surname: King

Biographical Sketch of S. S. King

S. S. King, County Treasurer, was born in McKean County, Penn. He enlisted, in 1861, in Company I, First Pennsylvania Rifles; lost his right leg at the battle of North Anna River, Va., May 23, 1864, was discharged June 29, 1865; in 1866, came to Dodge County, Neb., took up a homestead claim, which he afterward sold; in 1872, came to Oakdale, followed farming about six years. In 1878, he was appointed County Treasurer, to fill an unexpired term; in the fall of 1879, he was elected to this office; was County Commissioner from 1875 to...

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Biography of H. C. King

H. C. KING. This gentleman is the able cashier of the Boone County Bank, at Harrison, Arkansas, which is one of the most extensive banking concerns in this part of the State, and is doing a successful general banking business. It was established March 3, 1886, with a capital stock of $20,000, and R. S. Armitage was made its president, R. F. King, Jr., cashier, and D. N. Fulbright vice-president, but in October, 1888, the capital stock was increased to $50,000, and R. F. King became president, R. S. Armitage vice-president, and H. C. King cashier. The following board of directors were elected: M. L. Aderhalt, William A. Greever, A. S. Layton, Dr. J. L. Sims, G. C. Rhodes, E. J. Rhodes, G. W. Zigler, R. F. King and H.C. King. A new building for this bank is in process of erection in Harrison, and will be a handsome and modern structure, substantially built. This bank does an extremely large business, and during the late panic in banking circles had the entire confidence of the public. The average deposits amount to about $60,000, and the bank, in addition to its general exchange, annually handles some $200,000 exchange for the extensive stock industry of this section. Since the new organization, in 1888, the bank has paid a dividend of 9 per cent., and carries a 3 per cent. surplus fund....

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Biographical Sketch of Henry King

It is not the rule for men to follow the trade or profession to which they are best adapted and to achieve the dominant ambition of their lives. This inclination and result can in absolute truth be said of Capt. Henry King. He learned the printer’s trade because the attraction was irresistible, and advanced from the composing room and hand press to the editorial desk because he must have foreseen the work he was best fitted to do. His taste and capacity were for writing, a natural force impelling him to reduce the workings of his mind to written form–and it was real writing, for he never used a stenographer or typewriter, and his “copy” was the perfection of chirography. As a young man he published and edited a weekly newspaper at his home town, LaHarpe, Illinois. This work was interrupted by a four years’ service in the army in 1861-65. Returning from the army, he engaged in a profitless mercantile business, and studied law, but all the time there was a ceaseless call to write, and he was soon working on the Daily Whig, at Quincy, Illinois, of which he became editor. Later, in 1869, he removed to Topeka, where in turn he edited the State Record, the Commonwealth and the Capital. From the latter post he went to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, in 1883, first as contributing editor,...

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Biography of Harrison E. King, Mrs.

Mrs. H. E. King is one of the capable business women of Leon, Kansas, where since her husband’s death she had managed the estate, is a director in the State Bank of Leon, and had many other extensive interests in Butler County. Her husband, the late Harrison E. King, was a man of great business ability, and his untimely death at the age of forty-seven, on February 7, 1914, was a matter of general regret throughout the large community in which he was so well known. Mr. King was a man of striking appearance, possessed business judgment in a marked degree, and unquestionably was one of the coming citizens of Butler County. He was born August 3, 1869, in Mercer County, Missouri, near Leon, Iowa, which is just across the state line from Mercer County, Missouri. His father, Jacob King, was of German ancestry, was born in Mercer County, Ohio, in 1840, and after his marriage moved to Mercer County, Missouri. In 1870 he came to Butler County, Kansas, homesteading the quarter section of land where the town of Leon is built. He was a farmer and a fine type of citisen. He finally sold his farm and retired to Augusta, Kansas, where he died in 1905. He was a republican and a member of the Christian Church and an elder in that denomination. Jacob King married Lydia S....

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Biography of James King

A leading representative of the building interests, of Boise, and the present register of the land office of this city, James King is a native of Pennsylvania, his birth having occurred in Pittsburg, on the 15th of August 1832. He is of both German and English descent, his ancestors of those nationalities having settled in New York in 1664. They came with General Braddock and always remained in this land. In the war of the Revolution the family was represented by loyal Americans, who fought for liberty, and throughout many years they were prominently identified with the Presbyterian Church. The grandfather of our subject was the first of the name to locate in Pennsylvania. He was an industrious farmer and reached the commonly allotted age of three-score years and ten. His son, Jacob King, the father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania, July 25, 1799, and married Miss Mary Covert, who represented an English family equally ancient and honorable. Among her ancestors were likewise found those who aided in throwing off the yoke of British tyranny. Jacob King departed this life in 1883, at the age of eighty-four years, and his wife, who was born in 1804, died in 1878, at the age of seventy-four years. James King is the second in their family of six children. He was educated in his native city of Pittsburg and is...

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Biographical Sketch of A. W. King

A. W. King. The Concordia Monumental Works is one of the leading enterprises of the kind in Cloud County and all Northern Kansas. It was established April 1, 1915, by the firm of Perkins & King. Mr. Perkins had been in business for himself at Concordia from 1911 to 1915. The partners are now Mr. D. F. Perkins and Mr. A. W. King. The junior member of this firm is a practical mechanic with thirty-five years’ experience in marble and granite cutting and the monument business. The firm is supplied with all the most modern machinery and turns out very complete, artistic and satisfactory work. While the firm had been in existence less than two years, its trade is already of extensive proportions, and during the first year the volume of business aggregated nearly $16,000 in value. Mr. A. W. King was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, July 25, 1863. He was brought to America in 1871, at the age of eight, and he grew up and spent many years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While there he apprenticed himself to the trade of stone cutting and lettering, and in fact learned all the details of the art, including design. While in Philadelphia he came to rank as an expert at his trade, and he thus brought a fund of thorough experience and officiency with him to Kansas when he arrived in...

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Biographical Sketch of C. C. King

C. C. King, farmer and stock dealer, P. O. Jewell City, was born in Springwater, N. Y., and July 9, 1838; removed to Iowa in 1855; thence to Nebraska in 1860. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted as private in Company F, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry. Was discharged in September 1862, for disability. Re-enlisted in March, 1863, in Company M, Second Nebraska Cavalry, to serve nine months; discharged in December following, and returned to his farm in Nebraska. He was married March 20, 1864, to Miss Lucinda J. Horner. Again he entered the army, August 15, as Sergeant in Company K, Forty-eighth Missouri Infantry. At the close of the war he returned to Nebraska; came to Jewell County in 187l, and took a homestead adjoining Jewell City. Is now the owner of 640 acres of land, mostly under cultivation? Also a herd of 125 cattle. Was elected County Commissioner and President of the board in 1875. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., A. O. U. W. and G .A. R. They have had nine children – Edd H., Frank V., Dora May (deceased), Rosa A., Levi A., C. Burtie (deceased), Otto C., Roscoe J. and...

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Biographical Sketch of Morand King

Morand King, hotel and livery, was born in Canada, June 18, 1870. He came to Nebraska in 1867, and to Jewell County, Kan., in 1871, and took a homestead; came to the town of Jewell City in 1876, and engaged in the livery business. In June 1881, he took charge of the City Hotel of Jewell City. Mr. King started in the world with but little money, but by perseverance and push has accumulated considerable property. Was married May 15, 1871, in Richardson County, Neb., to Miss Catherine Keffer, and has four children – Powell, born June 29, 1872; Morand, born June 15, 1874; Kate, born April 14, 1876; Mary, born December 15,...

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Biographical Sketch of L. D. King

L. D. King married Miss Mary E. Hopkins, a daughter of Eldridge Hopkins. They have reared a family of interesting children-four boys and three girls. They are all married and have homes of their own. Sam, their oldest son, was born in the year 1859, in, old Tarrant. B. F. King was born the 8th day of July 1863. The next in order of birth died after living twelve months. Bob Lee King was born in 1868 she married John. Cummings. W. E. was born in 1870. Miss Kate married Ham Sickles, the son of Uncle Bill Sickles, an old pioneer citizen whom everybody loved and respected. Miss Maud King married H. C. Connor. Capt. L. D. King is a lawyer, and has ever enjoyed a large practice. He is thoroughly posted in all the theories of legal practice, and has an extensive knowledge of the decisions of the courts, both State and Federal. He is aged now. His life has been useful to Hopkins County, and honorable to himself, his friends and his family. Prof. Sam King is a school teacher of marked ability, and has great aptitude for the profession, being a born teacher and a gentleman of honor and integrity. Prof. King has distinguished himself as a teacher of literature in Hopkins County. H. C. Connor is a lawyer and is at this time serving as...

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Biographical Sketch of Warren Phelps King

King, Warren Phelps; manufacturing business; born, Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1865; son of Warren Leander and Mary Eliza Phelps King; educated, Cornell University, class of 1888; married, Buffalo, N. Y., June 2, 1892, Justine McKenna; issue, Warren Griffin King, born, July 6, 1893, and Elizabeth Brewster King, born March 25, 1899; with The Lehigh Valley Coal Co. for five years; New York Car Wheel Works and associated companies, occupying various official positions, for eleven years; pres. Liberty Brass Foundry, Buffalo, N. Y., for four years; vice pres. and treas. The Aluminum Castings Co.; member Society of Automobile Engineers, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Chi. Psi Fraternity; member Union, and Mayfield Clubs, Cleveland, and Buffalo, and Saturn Clubs, Buffalo, N. Y.; his paternal great-grandfather, Francis King, fought through The Revolutionary War, and settled in the town of Ithaca, N. Y.; at the close of the war; his paternal grandfather, Alexander King, born in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1801; he married Rachel Casterline; his father, Warren Leander King, was born in Ithaca. N. Y., in 1829; his maternal grandfather, Elbridge Gerry Phelps, was born near Wethersfield, Conn., about 1805; he married Mary Delialah Knowles; his mother, Mary Eliza Phelps, born in Delaware county, N. Y. State, in...

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Biographical Sketch of Harry Wheelock King

King, Harry Wheelock; pres. King Bridge Co.; born, Cleveland, Oct. 15, 1863; son of Zenas and Miranda C. Wheelock King; educated, public and private schools, Cleveland; married, Mineral Point, Wis., Nov. 21, 1889, Margery Gundry; issue, Margery, Jane, Harriett; pres. and director King Bridge Co.; sec’y and director Osborn Building Co.; vice pres. and director Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; director Cleveland Trust Co.; pres. Stratford Building Co.; member Union, Country, Tavern, Hermit, Roadside, and Hunt Clubs; five years a member of the Cleveland Gaffing Gun...

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Biographical Sketch of Herbert Doan King

King, Herbert Doan; banker; born, East Cleveland, March 12, 1882; son of Frederick and Emily S. Doan King; educated, Shaw High School; married, East Cleveland, Oct. 12, 1908, Lillian A. Jenks; two children; treas. The Cleveland Trust Co.; director and treas. The IL W. Burton Co.; member The Cleveland Athletic...

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Biography of Thomas F. King

Thomas F. King, who has devoted his entire time and attention to the banking business since making his initial step in business circles, is now the cashier of the Exchange National Bank of Muskogee. A native of Ohio, he was born in Marion on the 13th of May, 1886, and is a son of James and Margaret (Martin) King, the latter a sister of T. H. Martin, former mayor of Muskogee. The father was commissioner of public safety under the charter form of government. With the removal of the family westward, Thomas F. King pursued his more advanced education in the Woodbine Normal School at Woodbine, Iowa, from which he was graduated with the class of 1907. Soon afterward he turned his attention to the banking business, starting in the position of bookkeeper. He has made his home in Muskogee since 1907 and is today a well known and prominent figure in financial circles, having worked his way steadily upward through various intermediate positions to that of cashier of the Exchange National Bank, of which he is also one of the directors. He has closely studied every phase of the business and thoroughness, keen sagacity and earnestness of purpose have been salient features in the attainment of his present-day success. On the 18th of February, 1915, Mr. King was united in marriage to Miss Cassie Iliff, a daughter of...

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Biography of Robert F. King

The town of Hulbert, Oklahoma, is a monument to the business ability and enterprise of such men as Robert F. King, who came to this community when its proportions were those of a village. He recognized, however, the possibilities for growth and development here and became a prominent factor in business circles and active in the management of affairs which have constituted important elements in public progress. When he came here the Frisco railroad was just being built through this section of the country. He erected a store and residence one-half mile east of the present location of the town and also a cotton gin on the railroad. He later purchased a section of land, now included in the town, and plotted sixty acres, dividing them into lots which he sold. Mr. King’s home is one of the conspicuous places in this locality and is modern in every way, having its own electric light, heat and sewer systems. Robert F. King is not a native of Oklahoma, for he was born near Yellville, Arkansas, on the 4th of May, 1863, a son of Robert F. and Phoebia (Orr). The father was a native of Tennessee, while Mrs. King was born in Kentucky, and they both removed to Arkansas with their parents at an early age. They lived in that state for many years, where the father engaged in general...

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Biography of Major J. Berry King

J. Berry King is now engaged in the general practice of law in Muskogee. Born in Harrison, Arkansas, May 29, 1888, he is a son of Alfred and Laura (McCormick) King, the father a banker and merchant of Harrison for a number of years, there successfully carrying on extensive business interests. In 1909, however, he removed to Oklahoma, where he resided until his death, which occurred in December, 1918. Major King received a public and high school education in Springfield, Missouri, and afterward attended the University of Arkansas, from 1903 until 1907. He then made preparation for his professional career as a law student in the University of Virginia and is numbered among its alumni of 1910. In that year he opened an office in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where he engaged in practice until. 1917, being associated with Hon. W. W. Hastings. Upon the election of Mr. Hastings to congress Major King removed to Muskogee, where he has since devoted his attention to general practice, and his clientage is now very extensive and of an important character. He is well grounded in the principles of common law and remains a diligent student of those elementary principles that constitute the basis of all legal science. This knowledge has served him well in many a legal battle before the court, in which he has won many cases. His mind is analytical, logical...

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