Tuesday, June 12, 2007

James Alfred King family - Indiana to California

James Alfred KING appears in the census as head of household in the 1900 census in Madison Co., IN; in the 1910 census in Delaware Co., IN; and in the 1920 census in Los Angeles Co., CA. James was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (SHAW) KING, born September 10, 1865 in Madison Co., IN.

James' occupation in the 1900 census was that of a laborer. In the 1910 census he was a dairy farmer, and by 1920 he was a moulder in a factory. The family moved to California between 1915 and the 1920 census, as his youngest daughter, Crystal, was listed as being born in Indiana.

In the 1910 census, James lists his father's place of birth as Pennsylvania and his mother's as North Carolina, neither of which seem likely based on other records. James was under 10 years old when his father passed away, so it is likely that he didn't know his father's origins.

James was married twice and had 3 children by his first marriage and 4 by his second. I have not located any records of the children of his first marriage, so they may have all died young.

James Alfred KING b. September 10, 1865 Madison Co., IN., d. June 10, 1933 California, m. October 1, 1887 Madison Co., IN to Ella Mae LOWERY; m(2) January 21, 1889 to Rosie M. DILL. Ella Mae LOWERY b. July 18, 1864 d. March 31, 1897. Rosie M. DILL b. March 28, 1881 Indiana, d. June 29, 1940 Bell, CA. Both James & Rosie are buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA.

Known children of James Alfred and Ella Mae (LOWERY) KING are as follows :
i. Leo King b. December 29, 1890
ii. Earl King b. December 27, 1892
iii. Goldie Marie King b. March 3, 1895

Known chidren of James Alfred and Rosie M. (DILL) KING are as follows :
i. Pauline Mildred King b. May 2, 1903 Indiana, d. after 1920 census
ii. Robert Eugene King b. May 25, 1905 Indiana, d. after 1920 census
iii. Mary Martha King b. April 5, 1909 Indiana, d. after 1920 census
iv. Crystal E. King b. February 8, 1914 Indiana, d. after 1920 census
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