Don Alonzo King

Don Alonzo King

Male 1820 - 1898  (78 years)

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  • Name Don Alonzo King 
    Born 1820  Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jul 1898 
    Age 78 years 
    Person ID I40034  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Henry King
              b. Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Betsey Allen 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Mary Gridley Baker
              b. Abt 1828
              d. 4 Mar 1899  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married: 1x1. Ella Mary King
              b. 12 Apr 1847, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Apr 1915  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F14916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • July 12, 1898 ~ Don Alonzo King, age 78 years, 3 months, 15 days, Married, Lawyer, born in Jefferson County, New York, resided in Richland Township for 64 years, Son of Henry King born in Massachusetts, and Betsey Allen, Died in Pulaski of old age.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, July 13, 1898 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Attorney Don A. King - After an illness of about two weeks' duration, Mr. Don A. King closed the mortal career yesterday afternoon, July 12, at about four o'clock. His death marked the close of a life which has been spent in and for the village of Pulaski. Mr. King will be remembered as one who looked with favor upon the interests and enterprises of the town which had an elevating and helpful influence. His career is outlined in the following collection of facts: Don A. King was born in Ellisburg, Jefferson county, March 27, 1820. His parents were Henry and Betsy King. On his father's side he was able to trace his ancestry back to the best element of the early settlers of this country, the first of whom was John King, who settled in Massachusetts in 1745. His mother's father was Joseph Allen, Esq., the first settler of Pierrepont Manor. Early in life Mr. King gave evidence of an inclination to education, accordingly he made the necessary preparation to enter Union College, from which institution he graduated with honors in 1844. At the close of his college course he entered upon the study of law and was admitted tot eh bar September 22, 1847, in the city of Poughkeepsie. He was married to Mary Baker, daughter of Thomas C. Baker of Pulaski, in 1848. The surviving members of his family are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ella Wright and Miss S. Frances King of this village, and one son, Mr. Charles B. King, of Peoria, Illinois. Another daughter, Katherine King Hutchens, died two years ago. From 1848 to 1855 Mr. King was a member of the law firm of McCarty & King. Since that time he had practiced alone and had been well occupied with an extensive business. From a boy of fourteen to a man of seventy-eight Mr. King had been a part of the village, which pauses to-day to drop a tear of regret on the bier of a man who was a man. He was never too busy to do something for the cause of education, having been one of the organizers of the Pulaski academy and one of the substantial supporters of the Congregational church, where he was found every Sunday for worship. Though a faithful advocate of the principles of the Democratic party, Mr. King never sought office, seeming rather to prefer the success attainable in his profession to that hoped for and sometimes attained in politics. He was a member of Pulaski Lodge, F. & A.M. A retrospective view of the life of Mr. King will give everyone capable of measuring true worth a glance at a life work which is bound to be felt in this community all along the coming years. We cannot refrain from speaking of some personal characteristics, which will keep many mindful of him. In his family he always devoted much thought to the things which go to make a home pleasant and incline its members to love it. He anticipated every wish of his children, thus leading them to a love and esteem for him in the highest degree. He was kind hearted, often moved to help someone in need when their necessities became known to him. The funeral will be held from his late residence to-morrow afternoon at four o'clock.