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Antoinette M. King


Lynn County News, December 8, 1932

Mrs. J.B. King
Passes Away

Eighty-Two Year Old Woman of Dixie Community Buried In Wilson Cemetery

Rounding out a life of more than eighty-two years, Mrs. John B. King passed away Monday night at the residence of her son, J. Harvey King near Dixie, with whom she and her aged husband had been residing for the past two years.

Funeral services were held at the Dixie Methodist Church at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon followed by interment in the cemetery at Wilson. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the services and followed the remains to the cemetery.

Born in Lawrence County, Alabama on June 6, 1850, Mrs. King, whose maiden name was Antoinette McCleary [sic], migrated to Texas with her parents in 1866 immediately after the close of the Civil War. On June 3, 1869, she was married to John B. King near Edom in Van Zandt county. Soon after the marriage the young couple settled in Henderson County, where they resided until 1881. After residing one year in Navarro County, they moved to Montague, where they spent the next 19 years. Then they came farther west, living eight or nine years in Howard County and then moving to Gaines County, where they made their home for twelve years. Most of the time since they have resided with their children. Two years ago they came to the home of their son, J. Harvey, in this county to reside.

Eight children were born of this marriage, one dying in infancy. The other seven children are still living, as follows: William P. King of Lindrith, N.M.; Henry C. King of Uvalde, Texas; J. Harvey King and J. Oscar King of Dixie in this county; Mrs. Anna Simpson residing in Arkansas; Mrs. Emma McDaniel of Lindrith, N.M.; and Mrs. Christina Williams living six mile northwest of Tahoka. Deceased also leaves one surviving sister, Mrs. Kate Hollingsworth, who resides at Turnersville in Coryell County, and her aged husband John B. King, now almost 89 years of age. Also, there are thirty-one living grandchildren and thirty or so living great-grandchildren.

Mrs. King had been a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church since childhood, and at the time of death she was a member of the church here. A kindly and affectionate mother and wife, she went about doing good, exemplifying her Christian profession by her Godly life.

Host of friends here and elsewhere feel genuine sympathy for all the bereaved and especially for the aged husband left behind, who is himself one of God’s noblemen.

NOTE: Antoinette’s maiden name was McCrary not McCleary

Contributed by John King.