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Frank King
Birth: Oct. 11, 1865
Rockford (Mercer County)
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1951
Celina
Mercer County
Ohio, USA


From the age of four, Frank and his siblings were raised by his widowed mother in Rockford, OH. He married Minnie Putman on Christmas Day, 1886, and soon after they moved to the country to farm. But around 1895, they packed their family and possessions into a boxcar and headed to Oklahoma Territory. Conditions proved to be inhospitable, so they returned home to build a new and better farmhouse.

Besides farming, Frank owned a large thrasher with which he helped his neighbors. They also leased property to oil companies for three wells, and "became one of the best improved places in the township." In 1918 they sold the farm and purchased lots in Celina, OH, where they resided on West Locust Street. In the fall of 1923, the Kings and some friends drove the Reo Touring Car and headed for Kississimmi, Florida, for the winter. They were motoring pioneers who took on the challenges of the country's fledgling highway system.

Frank enjoyed good conversation and had no use for "do-less" (lazy) people, nor for people in debt. In retirement, Frank loved to fish and to garden. He was a kind and sweet man of sterling character. Frank died at the age of 85 after a fall at home. 
 
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 Parents:
  Amasa King (1832 - 1870)
  Catharine Mihm King (1836 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Arminta Putman King (1866 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Leona King (1887 - 1889)*
  Willis King (1889 - 1984)*
  Earl Leonard King (1894 - 1981)*
  Audria Olive King Creeden (1899 - 1989)*
  Darrell Charles King (1907 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emeline King (1855 - 1858)*
  Zachary Taylor King (1857 - 1914)*
  Laura Ellen King Snyder (1861 - 1933)*
  Frank King (1865 - 1951)
  Lewis King (1869 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Ohio City (Van Wert County)
Van Wert County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 26, 2006
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