George Merritt King, Sr

George Merritt King, Sr

Male 1862 - 1935  (73 years)

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  • Name George Merritt King 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 25 Apr 1862  Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Aug 1935  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 29 Aug 1935  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12433  Brown Family
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 

    Father Cyrus Arthur King,   b. 28 Mar 1836, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1915, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances Ellen Perkins,   b. 21 Feb 1834, Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Sep 1854  Portland, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thomson Stirling,   b. 4 Dec 1863, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1940, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1883  Parsons, Labette County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Birdine King,   b. 2 Aug 1884, Wichita County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1935, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. George Merritt King, Jr,   b. 26 Mar 1887, Wichita County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1931, Allen Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     3. Alvin Olin King, Sr,   b. 21 Jun 1890, Leoti, Wichita County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1958, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Cyrus Arthur King,   b. 15 Oct 1892, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1967, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     5. Edna Lucille King,   b. 9 Mar 1895, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1981, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     6. Jean Myriel King,   b. 14 May 1899, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1968, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     7. Albion Stirling King,   b. 24 Aug 1901, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1947, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George Merritt King Sr
    George Merritt King Sr
    King Family Christmas 1912
    King Family Christmas 1912

    Documents
    Bessie Stirling Wedding Invitation
    Bessie Stirling Wedding Invitation
    Wedding announcement for Elizabeth Thomson \"Bessie\" Stirling and George Merritt King Sr

    Headstones
    George Merritt King Sr
    George Merritt King Sr

  • Notes 
    • Appears on the 1900 Soundex for Louisiana
      Vol 8, E.D. 16, Sheet 14, Line 37
      Lake Charles, Calcasieu County, Louisiana
      Ward 3, Residence address Cole Street

      Born in Bath, Maine in 1862 George Merritt King and family in 1871, George was nine, moved to Nebraska. In 1874, they again moved the family to Kansas where George attended school in Parsons, Kansas. George Merritt King and Elizabeth B. Stirling were married in 1883. By 1891 his family moved and located in southwest Louisiana near Lake Charles. The lived at 1605 Ryan Street until his deeath. he was a pioneer in the Lake Charles area in the timber and lumbering industry.

      Kings farm is located 3 miles South of Kinder, Louisiana, just west of LA Hwy 165 at Parish Line Road. George Merritt King, a surveyor, purchased the land in a tax sale in the late 1800’s. The land was then settled and leased to the settlers by the King family to farm. Rice has been farmed in the area since the early 1900’s.

      George King was one of the men responsible for transforming Lake Charles into a major commercial and industrial center. By 1925, his credits included being secretary-treasurer of the Powell Lumber Company, the Weber King Lumber Company, and the Farmer’s Land & Canal Company. He was also treasurer of the Farmers Rice Milling Company, and a director of the Calcesieu National Bank of Southwest Louisiana. George’s father Reverend Cyrus Armstrong King was one of the men responsible for organizing the Simpson Methodist Church in 1890. Cyrus King and his wife Frances Perkins are both originally from Maine, and he officiated at the marriages of all of his children and some of his grandchildren. ttp://leefamilyandmore.com/STIRLING/ElizabethThomsonStirling.html