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Thomas James King
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1865
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 7, 1957
Cavalier County
North Dakota, USA

The following obituary for Thomas J. King came from the "Hannah Reporter" a Cavalier County, North Dakota newspaper. Unfortunately I do not know when it was published. The article is from a family history scrapbook but the newspaper publication date is not with the obituary.


Thomas J. King, 93, pioneer resident of the Hannah community died at his home in Hannah, Dec.7, 1957.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10th by Rev. Henning Olsen of Sarles in the I.O.O.F. hall in Hannah. Interment was in the Hannah cemetery.

Pallbearers were G.D. Dickson, Melvin Halls, Robert D. McLean, Leona L.Miller, Peter W. Moffatt and Gordon B. Tollefson.

Mrs. M.W. Fairbanks sang "Near To The Heart of God", and a quartet, Mrs.Fairbanks, Mrs. A.E. Prior, W.E. Treleaven and Elden W. Treleaven, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Have Thine Own Way Lord". Mrs. A.R. Balfour was piano accompianist.

Mr. King was born December 1, 1864 in Medford (JEB/sic. Meaford), Ontario, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John King. He came to Dakota Territory when he was 16 years of age, coming to Grafton by train, and then on to Golden Valley west of Park River by wagon. He farmed there until 1887 when he came to what is Cavalier County, and home-steaded six miles west of the present site of Hannah. He owned the farm until about 10 years ago when he sold it.

Mr. King was married May 29, 1893 to the former Adah Skene and they lived on the farm until 1908, when they moved to Hannah and Mr. King became engaged in the garage business. His son, Willis, joined him in business in 1923 and continues in the business.

Mr. King was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Hannah, and a member of the town board at the time of its incorporation.

Relatives and friends joined with Mr. and Mrs. King in celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary May 27, 1943. Mrs. King died April 24, 1955.

During his later years, the observance of Mr. King's birthday became an annual event in the Hannah vicinity.

Survivors include two sons, Willis of Hannah and Henry of St. Paul, Minn.,two daughters Mrs. E.C. Morgan (May) of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. W.C. Ausbrook (La Maine) (JEB/sic LaMoine)of Peoria, Ill., a brother Will of
Swift Current, Sask., two sisters Mrs. Ruth Jones of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Lettie Johnstone of British Columbia; eight grandchildren and seven great grand- children.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry King of St. Paul and Mrs. W.C. Ausbrook of Peoria, Ill. came to attend the funeral of their father while his grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wallace of Devils Lake and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Fuehrer of East Grand Forks, Minn. and his nephew and niece Mr.and Mrs. A.J. Charon were also in attendance. 
Family links: 
  John King (1839 - 1913)
  Mariam Taylor King (1848 - 1915)
  Ada Sophia Skene King (1873 - 1955)
  Willis Arthur King (1894 - 1979)*
  Inez May King Morgan (1895 - 1998)*
  Henry Thomas King (1903 - 1980)*
  LaMoine Ada King Ausbrook (1917 - 2009)*
  Thomas James King (1865 - 1957)
  Nancy Jane King Charon (1865 - 1941)*
  John Arthur "Jack" King (1881 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Hannah Cemetery
Cavalier County
North Dakota, USA
Plot: Section E-16, Grave C
Created by: John E. Bartos
Record added: May 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36656620
Thomas James King
Added by: John E. Bartos
Thomas James King
Added by: John E. Bartos
Thomas James King
Added by: John E. Bartos
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- KE Tuttle
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
You raised your family to live with these objectives and beliefs--they now honor you!
- John E. Bartos
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011
Tom King, sportsman, hunter and Manitoba fisherman of the year!
- John E. Bartos
 Added: Feb. 12, 2011
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