Advertisement
Advertisement

William King (1880 - 1964)

A photo of William King
Add photo
William King
1880 - 1964
Born
December 25, 1880
Death
June 1964
Last Known Residence
Oregon
Summary
William King was born on December 25, 1880. He died in June 1964 at 83 years of age. We know that William King had been residing in Oregon .
Updated: November 8, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of William King. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of William's life.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that William is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell William's life so that he is always remembered.

Biography
William King
Most commonly known as
William King
Full name
Did William go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Oregon
Last known residence
Male
Gender
William King was born on
Birth
William King died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for William.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William King?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is William's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was William born and where did he live?
Childhood

Education

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

Religion

Was William a religious man?

Baptism

Was William baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of William's life. Experiences, organizations, & how he spent his time.

Military Service

Did William serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different William King?
View other bios of people named William King
Advertisement
Advertisement
William's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the King family tree.

William's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
William King William King
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add William's family friends, and his friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about William.

Cancel

Share William's obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

William King passed away in June 1964 at 83 years of age. He was born on December 25, 1880. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William King had been residing in Oregon .
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during William's lifetime.

In 1880, in the year that William King was born, in October, the "Blizzard of 1880" began in North America - considered the most severe winter ever known in the US. Many areas were snowbound throughout the whole winter, which was made famous in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter.

In 1914, he was 34 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1947, he was 67 years old when 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.

In 1958, at the age of 78 years old, William was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1964, in the year of William King's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

Other William Kings

Other Kings

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top