Aaron H King

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AARON H. KING, farmer, residing in South Bend township, Armstrong Co., Pa., was born June 19, 1853, in Kiskiminetas township, this county, son of Silas and Rebecca (George) King, and grandson of Thomas King.

Silas King and his wife were born in Pennsylvania, and both died on the family homestead in South Bend township, Armstrong county, the former in 1903 and the latter in 1911. They had six children, Aaron H. being the eldest of the family. He has two sisters, Mrs. John Findley, of Leechburg, Pa.; and Mrs. W. E. Trier, of South Bend. One brother, William, died in 1911. The father, Silas King, owned the farm of 100 acres on which he lived for many years in South Bend township. In politics he was a Democrat. He and his wife were members of the Reformed Church.

Aaron H. King attended the district schools with more or less regularity until he was about eighteen years of age, and after assisting his father for two more years, left home and became a coal miner, following the coal industry for twenty-five years. Prior to taking charge of the homestead he worked for five years in a restaurant at Wilkinsburg, Pa. His farm is an excellent property, and he has it under a fine state of cultivation and has very comfortable surroundings.

On June 24, 1877, Mr. King was married at Conemaugh, Indiana Co., Pa., to Mary E. Foster, daughter of James Foster, and they had four children, Joseph, Norman and Mary still living. Mrs. King died in 1897, when Mary was only three years old. In politics Mr. King is a Democrat, as was his father, and he attends the Reformed Church.

Source: Page 992 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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