Source : Alexandria, IN Times-Tribune, November 2, 1914
DAVID KING DEAD AT FRANKTON HOME
Man Who Underwent Operation Last Tuesday Passed Away Last Night
David King, a well known resident of Frankton, died last night at 11 o'clock after a lingering illness which resulted last Tuesday in an operation for the amputation of the right leg. The deceased man is survived by a wife and four children. The children are : Mrs. Maude Jackley, of Russell, Iowa, who reached Frankton before her father died; Mrs. Mack Gosnell, of Rushville, Ind., who was unable to get to the bedside of her father; Victor King, residing on a farm near Frankton, and Hoy King, residing in Frankton.
Mr. King was known by many people in Madison county and for a number of years he lived on a farm between Alexandria and Frankton. During the harvest this summer Mr. King blistered his foot and gradually gangrene set in. As a last resort to save the right limb an operation was performed last Tuesday. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.