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Wyllys King
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1803
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1872
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Son of Zeno King, b. Aug. 6, 1776, Suffield, Conn.; d. Suffield, Sept. 23, 1815 at age 39, and Deidamia Chapin; who were married in Suffield, Ct., 9/28/1800

Siblings also born in Suffield, Ct.:
Seymour Zeno King, b. 1/21/1802; d. 4/15/1889; m. 5/21/1823 Electa Ann Riley (memorial 14453462); daughter Cordelia (King) Hodge (memorial 14138512)
Cordelia (King) Shepard (memorial 33391393) b. 5/4/1806; d. 7/10/1875 at age 19; m. Charles Shepard of Suffield; no issue

(1) Hartford, Conn., 1825, Eliza Ann Smith
(2) Dec., 1840, Mary Woodbridge Smith
(3) Newark, N.J., 1854, Mrs. Eliza Lyman Mead, who died in Newark, N.J., 1878, without issue.

Children not listed below:
Charles Edward King, b. Hartford, Ct. 7/6/1830; d. 2/19/1897 in Kirkwood, Mo.; m. 11/1866, Caroline Smith Morris, Port Jervis, NY, who died in Kirkwood, Mo., 6/7/1897. Children born at Kirkwood, Mo.:
Seila (King) Haines, m. Kirkwood, Mo. Charles F. Haines, no issue; Charles Edward, b. 1/23/1872; m. Le Otie Balderson, 6/4/1896; Caroline Morris King, b. 12/20/1878

Caroline Morris (King) Grier, b. St. Louis, Mo., 10/1/1837; m. May, 1863, Robert Cooper Grier; resided in Peoria, Ill

Robert Arthur King, b. St. Louis, Mo., 9/16/1849; m. (1) 2/4/1873, Myra Howell (memorial 127814673), adopted dau of Lewis and Mary (Beck) Howell; (2) 6/18/1890, Gertrude Bigley, dau of Lewis Hood and Hannah Jane (Hood) Bigley

Mr. Wyllys King went to St. Louis, Mo., in 1832, and was subsequently a member of the mercantile firm of Doan, King & Co., a house which for more than thirty years held highest rank among the business houses of St. Louis. Upon the establishment of the State insurance department in 1869, his firm having retired from business a short time previously, Mr. King was appointed by Governor McClurg, the first Superintendent of Insurance. His administration is well remembered for the vigor with which he pursued, and the success he attained, in ridding Missouri of the brood of wild-cats which for years had been a blot and shame upon the insurance business. Mr. King was also a member of the convention during the Civil War called to draft a new State Constitution, which was adopted in 1865.

From "The King Family of Suffield, Connecticut", compiled by Cameron Haight King, 1908. 
Family links: 
  Mary Woodbridge Smith King (1818 - 1852)
  Eliza Ann Smith King (1804 - 1839)*
  Charles Edward King (1830 - 1897)*
  Wyllys Seymour King (1834 - 1914)*
  Caroline King Grier (1837 - 1928)*
  Normand S King (1851 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Ref: Bellefontaine Cemetery Association / Burial Date: 5/1/1872
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 50 / Lot 223
Maintained by: Virginia D
Originally Created by: Cathy Key
Record added: Jul 03, 2012
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Wyllys King
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Wyllys King
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