Thursday, February 19, 2009

William King Family - more information

Yesterday, I posted a photograph of the King Family from Cochrane, Alberta. Although, I have never found any family connection, they must have been very good friends of my Great Aunt Margaret (Maggie) because she kept in touch with them after they left the Manitoulin Island.

I checked through the box again to find another photo. In the Smile for the Camera - Crowning Glory, I showed a photo of Billy King and his wife with daughters Lizzie and May.

When I want to know something about Manitoulin genealogy, I check two web sites:
Manitoulin Family Trees

Manitoulin Roots

The likely match was found on both. On Manitoulin Roots, there is an uncited transcription of the obituary for William King. It contains much useful information for further research for those researching hte family.

William King was born in Scotland in 1851 and came to Canada. He married in 1873 in Clanbrassil [Haldimand County] to according to the obituary to Agnes Helen. On both sites in the family information, they give her surname as Helm. I did not find a marriage registration for them.

The family moved to the Manitoulin Island, according to the obituary, in 1874. All their children were born there.

For fun, I just did a search on Google for "william king" manitoulin "cochrane alberta". The Manitoulin Roots site is shown but interestingly, there was a link to Archives Canada It gives a listing for the Glenbow Museum of the King Fond. The fond includes about 25 cm of textual materials and about 500 photographs.

The description of the fond gives good family information as well as the following

The fonds consists of photographs of the King family in Scotland, Ontario and Alberta, the Sunset Ranch and their Calgary home; political materials relating to William's term in the legislature; receipts and other materials dealing with the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute; and a large collection of funeral notices of family and friends.

It shows that doing a search for a family can pay off.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting post!

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