|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1873|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 1932|
CORONER JOHN S. KING PASSES AWAY
At 11:45 Saturday night, death claimed one of the best known of Lawrence county residents when John S. King, county coroner, passed to his reward at the Charles S. Gray Deaconess hospital. Mr. King was taken to the hospital last Thursday evening when he suffered a paralytic stroke while attending a Republican rally at the Hanging Rock school building. His condition was looked upon from the very beginning as serious and last evening word that he had taken a turn for the worse was received with much sorry by his innumerable friends. The message which the Tribune carries today announcing the passing of such a splendid man, will indeed cast a pall over many homes not only in Ironton and Lawrence county but in the tri-state region where he was as well known as in the neighborhood where he spent the greater part of his life.
For the past several years Mr. King served most efficiently in the office of Lawrence county coroner. He was to have been a candidate at the coming November election and it was in the interest of his candidacy that he was attending the gathering at the Hanging Rock school when he suffered the stroke which culminated his demise. He never regained consciousness.
While his record in the office of coroner is second to none Mr. King is best known for his service in city employment. He became a public figure when, as chief, he directed the activities of the Ironton police department most proficiently. He likewise served as a plain clothes officer and as detective in the department. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Benevolent Order of Elks.
Mr. King is survived by his widow, Margaret M. King of 803 north Fifth street and by two daughters, Lillian at home and Hazel King-Meyerss, 627 south Seventh street. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Gibson of Portsmouth and one brother, James King of Conneaut, O, and one grandson, John Meyers.
The body was taken in charge by Undertaker C.J. O'Keefe and will be removed to the home this forenoon. Services will be held at the St. Lawrence church but no definite arrangements have been made.
Mark King (1834 - 1901)
Katherine O'Keefe King (1845 - 1914)
Margaret M Floyd King (1873 - 1956)*
Hazel Marie King Meyers (1895 - 1982)*
Lillian Catherine King (1897 - 1972)*
Mary Elizabeth King Byrne (1866 - 1928)*
James F King (1866 - 1950)*
William King (1869 - 1869)*
Margaret King Kennedy (1870 - 1910)*
John S King (1873 - 1932)
Daniel Joseph King (1874 - 1925)*
Mark King (1877 - 1881)*
Katherine King Gibson (1883 - 1964)*
Created by: CarrieMR
Record added: May 03, 2012
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