The Alpena News, April 23, 1929


William King Drops Dead at Wilson Farm


Stricken by Heart Failure at Work in Field


While at work in a field on his farm in Wilson township William King, aged 73, dropped dead with heart failure this morning. When he was overcome, physicians were summoned from Alpena but on their arrival at the King farm they said death had been instantaneous. Mr. King was one of the oldest residents of Wilson during his long residence has made many friends throughout Alpena county.


Mr. King is survived by one son, Harold King of Wilson township, and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Radford, 125 Fair Avenue. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.


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The Alpena News, April 24, 1929


King Funeral


Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Wilson Methodist church for William King who died Tuesday morning at his Wilson farm home from heart trouble. Besides his two children, Harold King of Wilson and Mrs. Arthur Radford of Alpena, he is survived by three grandchildren, Marguerite and Harland King and Virginia Petherick. Rev. J.W. Dingle will conduct the services and interment will be in the Wilson Cemetery.


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[Note: Between Anna [Herron] King’s death in 1926 and and William King’s death in 1929 daughter Eva’s first husband Frank E. Petherick [b. 1882, Campbelville, Ontario] died [November 14, 1927] and Eva married Arthur Radford [b. September 11, 1879, Sheffield, England]. This accounts for the difference in names between the death notice for Anna [Herron] King and that for William King.


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Marriage notes for Anna Herron and William King:

State of Michigan Record of Marriages

William King, 28, born in Ontario

Julia Ann Herron, 20 born in Michigan.

Married in Alpena, MI, Feb 4, 1885 in Alpena by H.W. Donnelly.

Witnesses, Cara Duped and Lucy Bullock of Alpena


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Kings in the 1900 census of Wilson Township


William head Mar. 1856 44 Canada Canada Canada

Julia [Anna] wife Apr., 1864 36 Michigan Canada Germany

Eva C. dau. Oct., 1885 14 Michigan Canada Michigan

Lorna L. dau. May, 1889 11 Michigan Canada Michigan

Clarence H. son Apr., 1893 7 Michigan Canada Michigan




[Quoted from The Herron Family of Alpena County, Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde A. Morrison, June 26, 1998, in the Alpena Public Library, R Gen. 929.1 Herr]





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