Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Obituary : Suman Douglas King

Source : Alexandria, IN Times-Tribune, January 9, 1950

Death Claims Douglas King at Orestes

Douglas "Pappy" King, 88, a life-long resident of this community, died at 12:07 a.m. today at his home in Orestes following a four-year illness.

Mr. King suffered a fractured hip in a fall Dec. 22 and his condition had been serious since that time.

Born May 20, 1861 in Madison county near Frankton, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel King.

During his lifetime he had been employed with the old Plate Glass company here and the Indiana railroad. His last employment was with the county highway department as a truck driver.

He was married in 1880 to Amanda Fox, who died in 1944. He was affiliated with the First Baptist church, Orestes. Five children preceded in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edna Danforth and Mrs. Hazel Gross, both of Alexandria; one son, Fred with whom he made his home; one brother, Ben King, Orestes; 44 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and four great, great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Roger C. Gipe funeral home and will be returned to the family home this evening.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Orestes Baptist church with the Rev. Richard Berkey, Christian pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.

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