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William G King - Johnson Co. MO

History of Johnson Co., Missouri

William G. King, insurance and real estate agent, Holden, Mo., is a native of Johnson county, Mo., and was born June 23d, 1852.  His boyhood days were spent on a farm.  His early education was obtained in the common schools.  He afterward attended the State University of Missouri.  He was appointed agent of the Mo. P R. R. at Kingsville, which position he held for about eighteen months, when he resigned and engaged in the dry goods business, which he followed about eighteen months, when he disposed of this an occupied his time ni looking after his lands and farms, which consist of 320 acres, all of which is well improved.  His father, W. G. King, was a native of Alabama, and emigrated to Missouri in 1851, and settled at a point called Centre Knob, where he remained until his death, which occurred in March, 1859.  On first coming to the county he bought five thousand acres of choice lands, most of which was in one large tract.  His mother is still living, and resides at Kingsville.  Mr. King was married in 1873 to Miss Mary A. Tagg.  By this union they have two children:  Irene C. and Clarence E.  He came to Holden in 1881 and engaged in the insurance and real estate business, and is the successor to G. D. Carpenter.  Mr. and Mrs. King are both members of the Presbyterian church in high standing, and contribute liberally to its support.

The History of Johnson County, Missouri
(Kansas City, Missouri : Kansas City Historical Company, 1881)