Dr. William A. King Family

William Allan KING, was born on August 30, 1848 in Odgenburg, St. Lawrence, New York. He was the oldest child of Dana E. KING of Vermont and Emily D. LONG of New York. William married Jennie Laura THOMPSON on June 1, 1875 in Minnesota. Jennie was the daughter of James A. THOMPSON and Louisa STEVENS, both of Maine. William was a physician, having graduated from the Minneapolis Hospital College in 1888.  They came to Blaine in the fall of 1888. The Blaine Journal of October 25, 1888 recorded his arrival: "Dr. KING, of Seattle spent several days in Blaine and Semiahmoo during the past week. He came here with the purpose of investigating this location with the idea of opening an office and drugstore. The doctor is a middle aged man and comes well recommended from Seattle. He is also a former practitioner from Minnesota, one of the most difficult states in the Union for a physician to get admission to. He was well pleased with this location, and will probably come here with his family in a few weeks." He died on May 16, 1909 in Blaine and is buried in the Blaine Cemetery. Jennie died on April 11, 1926 in Kent, Washington and is buried along side of her husband. Jennie was an active member of the W. R. C. (Women's Relief Corps) while living in Blaine.
Obituary of Dr. William A. KING

Children of William and Jennie KING:

  1. John Swainson KING was born in June 1876 in Minnesota. He married Marion BACON, daughter of Everett BACON of Neillsville, Wisconsin, in 1904. John was a grain broker by trade. Three children were born to this union, Allan, Nanetta and John Swainson Jr.

  2. James Dana King was born December 26, 1885 in Lahaina, Hawaii. He married Vida May URIE on April 14, 1920 in Redlands, California. Vida was born on January 21, 1889 in Wisconsin. James was a kiln-man, having worked in a veneer plant. James died on February 4, 1962 in Graham, Washington. Vida died December 16, 1986 in Enumclaw, Washington.

Submitted by Suzanne Hansen smhansen5@comcast.net

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