|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1845|
Monticello (Lewis County)
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1899|
Julia was the daughter of Daniel Thomas & Amanda Fitzallen (Agee) Wainright.
Her siblings were: Eugenia "Jennie" France, Martha "Mattie" Delia, William McKendree, George Riley, Daniel Thomas, Jr., Charles Frederick, Amanda Louise, Dr. Samuel Hayman, & Sarah Susanna.
She married Addison King in Lewiston, Lewis Co, MO on December 14, 1871. Their children were: Georgia Ella, Charles Andrew, Amanda Prudence (died in infancy), & Mattie Fidelia.
Newspaper articles that were published in The Newton County News by the Mize Sisters help provide a birdseye view into her life & her social recognition in the community.
Julia & Addison operated a general store in Newtonia. March 25, 1895, was a big day for them as the wedding of their son, Charles, was held in their home. News of the event was published in The Newton County News on March 28, 1895.
Charles A. King of Newtonia, and Miss Cora Kelley of Corsicana, United as One.
Married, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Amos Kelly, in Corsican, at high noon Sunday, March 24, 1895, Charles A. King, one of Newtonia's prominent young business men, and Miss Cora E. Kelley, an intelligent young teacher of Corsicana, Rev. D.T. Wainright of Newtonia, grandfather of the groom, officiating.
Miss Mattie King, sister of the groom and Marion Kelley of near Newtonia were the attendants. It was a quiet wedding, only a few being present on the happy occasion. An elegant dinner was immediately served after the wedding ceremony. A reception was tendered the young couple at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. King, in Newtonia on Monday, March 25th.
The bride is one of the fairest and most charming young ladies of Corsicana, and the groom is the only son of A. King, merchant of Newtonia. The bride was dressed in a lovely pale green silk trimmed with ribbon of same shade and creamy laces. The groom wore a handsome black suit. The bridesmaid was becomingly attired in a beautiful pale green suit, matching that of the bride. The young people immediately went to housekeeping in rooms of Mrs. Rebecca Clark in Newtonia, that the groom had previously furnished. Their married life opens up most happily.
The Newtonia Cornet Band serenaded the young couple Monday evening and wee treated to cake and float and also cigars. THE NEWS joins the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them a life of happiness."
"Mrs. A. King spent last week with her son, Charley and family, at Corsicana. She is rejoicing over the arrival of a fine grandson, which was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charley King on Monday, January 11th, 1897."
"Mrs. A. King got hurt last Monday trying to catch a team that she though was going to turn the wagon over near the millinery store. She was in the store at the time and the team came so near the steps that she rushed out to catch it, and her dress caught pitching her forward on some stones so bruising her that she has had to walk with a cane since."
Feb. 11, 1897
"Cards are out announcing the coming wedding of Mr. F.M. Kelley to Miss Mattie King, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. King of this place, the marriage ceremony to take place at the M. E. Church, South, in Newtonia, Sunday evening, February 21st, 1897, at 8 o'clock."
March 25, 1898
"The pie supper given by the Epworth League at the residence of A. King last Friday night, was enjoyed by a goodly number. The pies were excellent and a good sociable time enjoyed. The proceeds were five dollars, which will go towards purchasing singing books."
June 2, 1898
"The first meeting of the Newtonia W.C.T.U. met at the home of Mrs. Amelia Hanft Monday afternoon, May 30. Five members were present and several visitors, among them Mrs. A. A. Sanders of the Ritchey Union, who made some helpful suggestions.
The following officers were elected: Pres., Mrs. E. B. Carrol; vice-president, Mrs. A. King; Cor. Sec. Mrs. Amelia Hanft; Rec Sec. Miss Lina Rice; Treas. Mrs. Dr. Brown. The next meeting will be held at Mrs. Amelia Hanft's Wednesday after, June 8th. Mrs. E. B. Carrol, President (Miss) Lina Rice, Rec. Sec."
Jan. 5, 1899
"THE W.C.T.U. CONTEST
The W.C.T.U. contest by matrons of Newtonia for the silver medal was held at the Methodist church last Saturday night. The ladies all did excellently in their recitations.
Mrs. Carroll spoke first. Her subject was 'The Deacon's Conversion.' She spoke in a clear and distinct voice which interested all her hearers.
Mrs. A. King's selection was 'Voice of Despair.' Her piece was well rendered in a sad tone befitting the selection.
Mrs. Boston's subject was "The Woman's Strike at Malville." She spoke admirably. Her gestures were splendid and her tone of voice good. Mrs. Tracy rendered excellently "An Old Man's Story." She spoke distinctly and in an easy manner. She was adjudged second best in the contest. Mrs. Pearson's selection was 'An Honest Saloon Keeper's Advertisement,' which she rendered well in a clear voice. Mrs. Graves spoke "One More." Her gestures were excellent, her voice good and her manners graceful. She seemed to be right into the piece. She carried off the medal.
The contestants then sang together, 'Where is my Wandering Boy Tonight.' Rev. Vivian spoke most excellently a good selection from Will Carleton. There was good music by Dr. J.B. Hancock on the violin, W. B. Chapman on horn, accompanied on organ by Miss Dot Weems. The little Snyder children sang a song together. Everybody enjoyed the contest as it was something different to hear the older ladies speak."
June 8, 1899
"Mrs. A. King has been quite sick this week. She and Mr. King are both on the sick list, but are on their way to recovery."
June 15, 1899
"Miss Maud George has charge of A. King's general merchandise store while he and Mrs. King are too ill for work."
June 22, 1899
"Died, at her home in Newtonia, on Monday morning, June 19, 1899, Mrs. A. King, nee Julia Wainright, aged nearly 54 years.
Mrs. King had a severe attack of la grippe during the latter part of the winter, and took a severe cold a few weeks ago which affected her lungs and heart and she feel asleep on Monday morning to awake in the brighter world beyond. Her husband, A. King, has been quite ill for some time with pneumonia fever and heart trouble, and was just getting better when his wife took ill and preceded him over the river.
Mrs. King was the wife of one of the prominent merchants of Newtonia. She was born near Monticello, Missouri, in October in 1845, and was married to Addison King in 1871. Her husband and three children, Mrs. E.M. Weems, of Newtonia, Charley King of Corsicana, and Mrs. Marion Kelley of Tulsa, Indian Territory, survive her.
Mrs. King was converted at the age of years and a few years after joined the South Methodist church and lived almost devoted Christian life. She was the second daughter of the late Rev. D.T. Wainright. Her brother, Rev. Wm. Wainright of Shelbina, Missouri, her sister, Mrs. Sallie Burke of Seneca and sister, Mrs. John Boston of this place, were in attendance at the funeral.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Q.E. Vivion from the South Methodist church, assisted by Elder T.L. Largen and Elder S.M. Skaggs. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity; nearly all the business houses were closed at the hour for the funeral services. The floral designs which covered the coffin and the grave were beautiful, The motto, 'she hath done what she could' made of myrtle on a white back ground, encircled the coffin as it was lowered in the grave.
The remains were interred in the Wainright burying grounds in the old Newtonia cemetery. The bereaved family and other relatives have the deep sympathy of the whole community. Mrs. King will be missed by every body here; her place in the church, in the sick room and in the whole community is sadly vacant."
"W.C.T.U. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
The Newtonia W. C. T. U. mourn the death of one of its consecrated members, Mrs. Julia King. Although not as actively engaged as some of us, her heart was in the work and it could be said of her in this as in all Christian work, "She hath done what she could." We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her husband, children and relatives in these sad hours of bereavement.
Mrs. Carroll, Pres."
Daniel Thomas Wainright (1812 - 1894)
Amanda Fitzallen Agee Wainright (1821 - 1879)
Addison King (1849 - 1929)*
Charles Andrew King (1874 - 1962)*
Eugenia Frances Wainwright Boston (1843 - 1918)*
Julia Elizabeth Wainright King (1845 - 1899)
Martha Delia Wainright (1848 - 1924)*
Sara Susannah Wainright Benton (1866 - 1910)*
Note: Same stone as Addison. Thompson funeral Rec.
Old Newtonia Civil War Cemetery
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
Originally Created by: Kim Slayton (inactive)
Record added: Aug 13, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5685171
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