Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick H. King

Fredrick Henry Clark King was born November 12, 1869 in Freeborn County, Minnesota.  At the age of five years he was adopted by his grandfather with whom he made his home until growing to manhood.

In 1881 the family emigrated by wagon from Freeborn County to Polk County, and settled in what is known as Kingstown.

In the spring of 1896 he homesteaded in Gully, Minnesota.  On September 11, 1898 he was united in marriage to Miss Lena K. Cardin.

They lived there until the summer of 1906 when they moved to Cooperstown where he was employed on the drayline.

Mr. and Mrs. King moved to Binford on March 30, 1913 when he was in partnership with his brother-in-law, D. F. Rice, in the drayline besides handling the oil business for Standard Oil Company.  Beginning in 1914 he was employed as agent for the oil company, selling out his share of the drayline to Mr. Rice.  He was agent for Standard Oil until his death in October 1932.

Mrs. King, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Modest Cardin, was born in Gully, Minnesota, December 5, 1879.  Her home and her family were her main interests, and gardening was one of her most enjoyable hobbies.

During World War I she was an active member of the local Red Cross, not only knitting dozens of sweaters and stockings, but also teaching others to do likewise.  She continued to make her home in Binford until her death in March 1958.

Mr. and Mrs. King were the parents of five children, four of whom are deceased.  Mark died in 1960, Floyd in 1939, Lydia in 1968, and Robert in 1973.  The youngest daughter, Ethel, lives in the family home.

There are four grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great -grandchild.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 25

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