|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1834|
County Mayo, Ireland
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1901|
Ironton Register Feb 28, 1901
Mark King, one of Ironton's oldest citizens, died at his home on North Fifth street at 12:20 o'clock last Thursday afternoon.
The deceased was born in Ireland, November 11, 1836, and at the age of 20 years came to this country. He came direct to Ironton, and accepted employment in one of the iron mills, being employed about the various iron industries until some six or seven years ago. Upon the outbreak of the civil war, Mr. King went to Barboursville, W. Va., and enlisted in Company G. Second West Virginia Cavalry, and served throughout the struggle. He saw much active service and was twice wounded in engagements.
In 1863 the deceased was married to Miss Katharine O'Keefe of this city. As the fruits of this union a number of children were born, those surviving being: Mrs. P. J. Burns, John S. King and Miss Katharine King of Ironton, James King of Pittsburg, Mrs. T. F. Kennedy of New Orleans, La., and Dan F. King of Lucasville, Ohio. All the children, with the exception of Mrs. Kennedy, were here when death came to the deceased. The latter reached Ironton a few minutes after her father had died.
For the past six years Mr. King had been a messenger in the House of Representatives at Washington, D. C. and made many friends among the legislators and attaches at the Capitol. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and of Dick Lambert Post, G. A. R.
The funeral services were held at St. Lawrence Church, Sunday afternoon, the G. A. R., A. O. H., and A. A. of I. & S. W. attending as organizations. The pallbearers were John H. Gholson, Jere Davidson, William Mulvey, T. S. Murray, John McCann and John McMahon. The remains were interred in the Sacred Heart cemetery.
Note: His tombstone shows date 1834, from County Mayo, Ireland. The census' indicate that he came to Ironton Ireland in 1856.
Katherine O'Keefe King (1845 - 1914)*
James F King (1866 - 1950)*
Mary Elizabeth King Byrne (1866 - 1928)*
Margaret C King Kennedy (1870 - 1910)*
John S King (1873 - 1932)*
Daniel Joseph King (1874 - 1925)*
Mark King (1877 - 1881)*
Katherine King Gibson (1883 - 1964)*
Sacred Heart Cemetery
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