Kenneth Arthur King

(1916 - 1943)

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Kenneth Arthur King
1916 - 1943
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c. 1916
Death
February 19, 1943
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Kenneth Arthur King was born c. 1916. He died on February 19, 1943 at 27 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Benghazi War Cemetery 7. F. 19. in Libya
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Service number: 2015327
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit/ship/squadron: 18 Bomb Disposal Coy.
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Kenneth Arthur King passed away on February 19, 1943 at age 27. He was buried in Benghazi War Cemetery 7. F. 19., Libya. He was born c. 1916. We are unaware of information about Kenneth's surviving family.

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In 1916, in the year that Kenneth Arthur King was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1920, by the time he was just 4 years old, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1921, at the age of only 5 years old, Kenneth was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1934, he was 18 years old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1943, in the year of Kenneth Arthur King's passing, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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1916 - Sep 14, 1943 1916 - 1943
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c. 1920 - Jun 7, 1940 1920 - 1940
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c. 1923 - Oct 31, 1944 1923 - 1944
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c. 1925 - Feb 2, 1945 1925 - 1945
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Unknown - Aug 15, 1915 ? - 1915
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c. 1919 - Jun 10, 1944 1919 - 1944
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c. 1888 - May 15, 1918 1888 - 1918
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Unknown - Jan 25, 1944 ? - 1944
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c. 1897 - Aug 26, 1916 1897 - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jul 30, 1918 1897 - 1918
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c. 1913 - Oct 27, 1942 1913 - 1942
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c. 1915 - Oct 10, 1944 1915 - 1944
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c. 1880 - Sep 25, 1918 1880 - 1918
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c. 1924 - Nov 26, 1943 1924 - 1943
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c. 1884 - Aug 21, 1944 1884 - 1944
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Unknown - Sep 14, 1916 ? - 1916
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c. 1897 - Jun 3, 1917 1897 - 1917
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Unknown - Nov 3, 1916 ? - 1916
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Unknown - Nov 20, 1917 ? - 1917
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