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John W. King Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

John W. King Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • John W. King was born in 1864, and is a son of John Allen and Doretta (Pape) King, native of Tennessee and Germany, respectively. John Allen King was born in 1834, and was a farmer. When a young man he came to Missouri, after which he was married. He died in 1876. His wife was born in 1844, and died April15, 1886. They were the parents of eight children, five of whom are living. John W. was the third child, and was born in Missouri. When a boy he worked on his father's farm, and attended the public schools of his county. In 1885 he entered the Mayfield-Smith Academy of Marble Hill, and after spending nearly three years in that institution he returned to his farm, and remained a short time. He taught school for two years, and is now engaged as clerk for the firm of McMinn & Slinkard. Mr. King was a successful teacher, and is one of the rising young men of Southeast Missouri. [p. 836]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 836]
Contributed by Joe Crim

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