Margaret King (1898 - 1978)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Margaret King’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Margaret so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Margaret’s biography.

Margaret King Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Margaret King and her immediate King family. Add to Margaret King's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Margaret.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Margaret King? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Sanford, Seminole County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Margaret finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Margaret attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Margaret did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Margaret King is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Margaret's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Margaret's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Margaret a religious woman? Add Margaret’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Margaret during various points of her life.

Timeline

1898 - In the year that Margaret King was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1937 - When she was 39 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1947 - By the time she was 49 years old, in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1962 - When she was 64 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1978 - In the year of Margaret King's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

Margaret King Family Tree

Who was Margaret’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Margaret’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Margaret's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Margaret King
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Margaret's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Margaret King is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Margaret King died in August 1978 at 80 years old. There is no known cause of death. She was born on April 18, 1898. We are unaware of information about Margaret's family. We know that Margaret King had been residing in Sanford, Seminole County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about Margaret King? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Margaret is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Margaret King

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources