Alfred Dixon King

Male 1825 - 1897  (72 years)


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  • Name Alfred Dixon King  [1
    Born 12 Feb 1825  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1897  San Jose, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10580  Bishir Family
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2016 

    Family Mary Amanda May,   b. 14 Jun 1831, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1923, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1851  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Martha Annis King,   b. 25 Aug 1852, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Louisa Kansas King,   b. 30 Nov 1853, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Millard Filmore King,   b. 30 Sep 1855, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John W B King,   b. 6 May 1857, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alfred May King,   b. 14 Apr 1860, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jeff Davis King,   b. 5 Jul 1861, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Nancy Bell King,   b. 13 Feb 1864, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Charles Augustus King,   b. 19 Aug 1869, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Herbert King,   b. 11 Oct 1871, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Horace W King,   b. 25 Jul 1875, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F7477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Alfred D. King served in the Civil War, Company H, 3rd Regiment, Arkansas State Troops, CSA (Confederate States of America).  His company was mounted infantry, his rank was captain, and he fought at the battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, 10 Aug 1861, which resulted in the Confederacy keeping control of a small portion of Missouri.

      NOTABLE DEATHS AT SAN JOSE.
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      Alfred D. King, Pioneer Journalist

      SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 5 -- Alfred D. King, a newspaper man well known along the coast, died at his home in this city this morning. He was born in Tennessee in 1824, and crossed the plains to California in 1849. After following mining for a number of years he returned to Arkansas, where he served two terms in the Legislature. He was also a Circuit Court Judge. Eleven years ago he returned to California and engaged in the newspaper business. At one time he was proprietor of the Daily Enterprise of Riverside, Cal. He also conducted papers at Paso Robles and Santa Ynez. For the last couple of years he has resided in this city. A widow and three children survive him.

      The Evening News, San Jose, California, August 6, 1879, p. 4
      One More Pioneer
      The funeral of Alfred D. King, who died yesterday at his home, 727 South First street, was held this afternoon from the family residence. He was one of the men who came to California in 1849 from Tennesee. He was a lawyer and a newspaper man successfully engaging in both professions in this State. He owned the Argus of Ynez, the Enterprise of Riverside and the Moon of Paso de Robles. The deceased had resided in San Jose about two years. A widow and three children, C. A. King of the Los Angeles Times, H. King of this city and Mrs. L. K. Wasson of Riverside, survive him.

      The Evening News, San Jose, California, August 6, 1897, p. 4
      DIED.
      KING - In San Jose, August 5, 1897, Alfred D. King, 73 years. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1639] Obit, Charles D King.

    2. [S1647] King Family (manuscript).