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 Frank King

Frank King

Birth
Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Mar 1951 (aged 85)
Celina, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Burial Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 15044695 · View Source
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From the age of four, Frank and his siblings were raised by his widowed mother in Rockford, OH. He married Minnie Putman on Christmas Day, 1886, and soon after they moved to the country to farm. But around 1895, they packed their family and possessions into a boxcar and headed to Oklahoma Territory. Conditions proved to be inhospitable, so they returned home to build a new and better farmhouse.

Besides farming, Frank owned a large thrasher with which he helped his neighbors. They also leased property to oil companies for three wells, and "became one of the best improved places in the township." In 1918 they sold the farm and purchased lots in Celina, OH, where they resided on West Locust Street. In the fall of 1923, the Kings and some friends drove the Reo Touring Car and headed for Kississimmi, Florida, for the winter. They were motoring pioneers who took on the challenges of the country's fledgling highway system.

Frank enjoyed good conversation and had no use for "do-less" (lazy) people, nor for people in debt. In retirement, Frank loved to fish and to garden. He was a kind and sweet man of sterling character. Frank died at the age of 85 after a fall at home.


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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 26 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15044695
  • Judy Llamas
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank King (11 Oct 1865–23 Mar 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15044695, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .