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Harold Thomas King
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1905
Raymond
Alberta, Canada
Death: Oct. 30, 1995
Raymond
Alberta, Canada

Mr. Harold Thomas King beloved husband of Melva Wolsey King, passed away in Raymond on October 31, 1995 at the age of 90.

Harold was born to Louis Debenham and Elizabeth Eames King on July 8, 1905 in Raymond, Alberta. His brothers and sisters are: Louis Robert (deceased), Stella Hill (deceased), Shirley Wayne of Raymond; Necia (Wes) Mullett, LaVonne (Niles) Wing and Melba (Bill) Mehew.

Harold and his wife, Melva are parents of Connie (Keith) Hancock (2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters; 9 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters); Harold Wayne (Anita) King (3 grandsons and 6 granddaughters); Robert Burrell King (died in infancy) and Carole (Ted) Lybbert (1 grandson and 3 granddaughters).

Harold was a gifted child who possessed talents in the field of electronics and a searching, keen mind. He was also talented in music and drawing. He was best known for his inventions in ham radio (the first in Raymond). He was an honour graduate from Coyne Electrical College in Chacago, Illinois in 1932, and kept his studies up-to-date, from the earliest television concept (which he perceived at age 17, when the first "scanning discs" were invented), to modern day colour tv. His drawing gifts were discovered by his children and appreciated in later years. He was a modest man where these talents were concerned and music was shared with his family—the accordion and the harmonica.

He loved nature, the pine trees, the lakes and mountains, as well as the fields of grain and wild flowers.
Mr. King ran the P.A. system for a number of years, in the early years of the Raymond Stampede. He had a good bass speaking voice (only close family members ever heard the deep, resonant tones of his singing voice).

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His passing was peaceful with wife and children present.

A family service was held on Wednesday, November 1, 1995, at Christensen Salmon Chapel. Graveside services were held on Thursday, November 2, 1995, in the Cardston Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, Lethbridge, Alberta. Lethbridge Herald, November 2, 1995
 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Debenham King (1871 - 1969)
  Emma Elizabeth Eames King (1880 - 1986)
 
 Spouse:
  Melva Wolsey King (1914 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  Louis Robert King (1902 - 1972)*
  Harold Thomas King (1905 - 1995)
  Stella King Hill (1907 - 1991)*
  Shirley Wayne King (1911 - 1999)*
  Necia King Mullett (1913 - 2008)*
  LaVonne King Wing (1916 - 2008)*
  Donald King (1919 - 1919)*
  Melba King Mehew (1922 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cardston Cemetery
Cardston
Claresholm Census Division
Alberta, Canada
 
Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104219081
Harold Thomas King
Added by: Chris & Brett Clifton
 
 
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