Francis Birdine King

Female 1884 - 1935  (51 years)


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  • Name Francis Birdine King 
    Born 2 Aug 1884  Wichita County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Oct 1935  Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12434  Brown Family
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2018 

    Father George Merritt King, Sr,   b. 25 Apr 1862, Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1935, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F5942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Milton Dickson Chitwood,   b. 10 Feb 1876, New London, Ralls County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1937, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1911  Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Milton Chitwood,   b. 8 Nov 1911, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1951, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. Elizabeth Chitwood,   b. 18 Feb 1913, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1917, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
     3. Milton Dickson Chitwood, Jr,   b. 20 May 1916, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1916, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    King Family Christmas 1912
    King Family Christmas 1912

    Headstones
    Frances Bridine King
    Frances Bridine King

  • Notes 
    • Body of Mrs Frances B Chitwood of San Marcos to Be Sent to Lake Charles For Funeral Services

      The body of Mrs Frances B Chitwood, 51, of San Marcos, who was killed in an automobile crash Sunday on the Beaumont road, was sent to Lake Charles Monday for funeral services and burial there.

      Mrs Chitwood was fatally injured when she was thrown from a car driven by her husband, Milton D Chitwood, prominent San Marcos lumberman, at about 2:30 pm. She died a few minutes later.

      The accident occurred near the Harris County Home for the Aged, at a spot where, some two hours later, another accident occurred in which three persons were injured.

      Mr Chitwood, who suffered minor cuts and bruises, said that he was on the way from Lake Charles to San Marcos, after a visit with relatives, when another car traveling in the same direction stopped suddenly just ahead of him.

      "I pulled to the left," said Mr Chitwood. "Another car was coming toward me. Then I drove across the highway to avert a head-on collision and my car crashed into the ditch."

      In addition to her husband, Mrs Chitwood is survived by a son, Milton Chitwood of Groves; a sister Mrs Edna L Chapman of Baton Rouge; her mother, Mrs Bessie B King of Lake Charles; four brothers, C A King of Quincy, Cal, J M King of Leesville, La, A O King and A S King of Lake Charles.

      The body was sent to Lake Charles by the Boulevard Funeral Home.

      Houston Chronicle (Houston TX)
      Monday, October 21, 1935
      Page 4
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      Leesville Mayor's Sister Killed in Auto Crash

      Leesville Leader: Mrs Francis B King of Leesville and daughter of Mrs Georg M King of Lake Charles, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on the Old Spanish Trail near Houston, Texas, last Sunday afternoon, when she and her husband, Malcolm D Chitwood, prominent San Marcus lumber merchant, were on their way home from Lake Charles after a weekend visit with her mother.

      Mrs Chitwood was thrown from the automobile, driven by her husband, when it crashed into a ditch. She died a few minutes after the accident. Mr Chitwood suffered minor injuries.

      Funeral services were held from the King residence in Lake Charles Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the Orange Grove cemetery.

      As a member of a prominent Louisiana family, Mrs Chitwood was widely know and had many friends throughout this section.

      The Town Talk (Alexandria LA)
      Saturday, October 26, 1935
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