Pioneers - John Thomas King II

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John Thomas King II

Contributed by Jean Caddel


Source: Brief excerpt taken from material compiled by Robert J. King.

John Thomas King II, born in 1888 in Ellis County. was the son of John Thomas King I, and grandson of Pleasant Robert King and Martha Slay King, of North Carolina.

John T. King II married Jessie Florence Wiles Jan. 31, 1914. They lived at Avalon, Bynum and South Busque, Texas. and he worked as a bookkeeper and gin manager.

Jessie Wiles King was the daughter of Jessie Franklin and Francis P. Springer Wiles, born January 6, 1892 in Wister, Oklahoma, Choctaw Indian Territory (now Leflore County).

Francis and Jessie Wiles came to Ellis County between 1900 and 1902 and lived at Avalon. They are buried at Hughes Cemetery as are several of their 14 children - others are buried at Italy. Eight children were born in Boone County, Arkansas, (Choctow Indian Territory) and the last six at Avalon and Italy. They were:

Estle, m.Thomas Earl Futch;
Berley Evan, m. Nellie Griffis;
Walter Staley;
Jessie Florence;
Effie Alice, m. Guy Houston Crow;
Robert Sterling, m. Mary Helen Hollingsworth;
Willie May, m. Thomas Henry Ward;
Bertha Ann m. William Jennings Bryan Crow;
Lillie Jewel, m George Dewey Gillen;
Minnie Beulah, m/1 L. B. Ward, m/2 Franklin Bernard Naylor;
Oscar Martin, m/1 Lorena Wilomenia Ellender, m/2 Hazel Lorretta Snider;
James Otto, m. Willie Oma Posey;
Lillian Juanita, m. Charles Ewing Hickox;
Ruth Virginia m Brucher William Wilson


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