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Sarah King Head
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Birth: 1845, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1930, USA

Child Bride of William Clarke Quantrill. Born Sarah Katherine (Catherine?) King, she was the daughter of Robert and Malinda King whose farm near Blue Springs, Missouri war near that of Morgan Walker. Known as Kate, she met William Clarke Quantrill when he and about 100 of his men were camped nearby the King farm, and Quantrill was speaking to her father. Strongly attracted to him, she soon married William Quantrill, and spent most of their three and a half year marriage living in tents with him. At the time she used the name Kate Clarke, which was Quantrill's middle name. When Quantrill was shot and paralyzed in Kentucky he gave his name as William Clarke fearing reprisal if his true name were known. When he later died of his injuries, she was at his deathbed, 17 years old at the time. Married 5 times, she married her last husband at age 74. He also stayed at the Jackson County Home for the Aged (aka the poorhouse), his last name evidently being Head, his first name isn't mentioned. The Kansas City Star published a lengthy account of her life with Quantrill on May 23, 1926. When she died, the Kansas City papers had no obituary for her, nor were funeral services held at the time, because of trouble locating family members. An lengthy article in the Kansas City Times on February 5, 1930 states that relatives had recently been located and arrangements were being made. An article in the Kansas City Times on February 7, 1930 states she was buried the day before with just a few friends present. Her grave is marked: Kate King, Wife of William C. Quantrill. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Walter Head (1862 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Grave 6, Lot 63, Block 5.
 
Created by: Bob Mead
Record added: Apr 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5399477
Sarah <i>King</i> Head
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Sarah <i>King</i> Head
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Sarah <i>King</i> Head
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- Betty Dorsett Duke
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
God bless you and may you rest in peace.
- a southerner
 Added: Feb. 9, 2013
R.I.P
- Bonnie King -Royal
 Added: Jul. 3, 2011
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