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 Lewis King

Lewis King

Birth
Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Apr 1943 (aged 73)
Allen County, Ohio, USA
Burial Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 15077148 · View Source
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Lewis was a painter at the Lima [Ohio] Locomotive Works. In 1917, he entered a garden contest instituted by his employer.

From the "Lima Daily News," August 5, 1917:

"The noon hours were spent by Lewis King in his shop making garden implements and he worked early and late getting his plot in condition and setting out his plants. The garden was located in an open field across from his house and occupies two full lots.

"Corn, potatoes, beans, beets, cabbage, radishes, tomatoes, peas, and a host of other plants are planted there, and despite blazing sun or blinding rain, the plot was not neglected. Some of his fellow employees were inclined to laugh at his efforts, but he was not discouraged.

"One week ago, five heads of the various departments visited the 43 gardens entered in the contest, and their decision was unanimously in favor of Mr. King's plot as worth of the $75 first prize award."

Lewis and his wife, Effie Olive Speese, had these children: Vera L. Conrad, Mary Emmerson, Harrold F. King, Shelby L. King, Thelma A. Sproul, Marcella Carolas, and June E. Card.


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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 29 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15077148
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis King (4 Jul 1869–4 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15077148, citing Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .