91st PA--Michael Lawrence King

Michael Lawrence King

Before the war

He was born on 4 March 1847, in Youngwood, [Westmoreland County,] Pennsylvania, perhaps to Solomon King and Christena [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 21; 8, 11, 12; 2 (18 in 1865), 6 (23 in 1870), 7 (33 in 1880), 8 (53 in 1900), 9 (63 in 1910), 10 (73 in 1920), 16 (93 in 1940), 17 (83 in 1930), 18 (3 in 1850), 19 (14 in 1860). place: 21; 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19. parents: 18, 19]

In 1850, he was probably living in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with Solomon and Christena King (presumably his parents) and others. [source: 18]

In 1860, he was probably living in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He had attended school within the year. He was living with Ephraim and Christiana Doane (perhaps his mother and stepfather?), and others. [source: 19]

When he enlisted, he was a laborer. [source: 2]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and black hair. [source: 2]

During the war

He was a substitute. He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 March 1865. He was enlisted for one year, at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Colter. He was a private in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 22]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company I. [sources: 1, 2, 5, 22]

After the war

In January 1870, he married Deborah Gilkey. She was born in 1857, in Pennsylvania. They had four known children:

[sources: 6, 7, 8 (all alive in 1900; Deborah b. Jun 1853), 9 (3 alive in 1910), 12, 15, 17, 20 (Deborah b. 1857)]

In 1870, he was living in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Deborah. He was a railroad laborer. [source: 6]

In 1880, he was living in Bridgeport Village, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Debby, and daughters Susan, Lyda, and Christine [?]. He was a laborer. [source: 7]

In 1890, he was living in Salem Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. [source: 4]

On 29 March 1895, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 3, 5]

In 1900, he was living in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylavnia. He was living with his wife Deborah, and son Frank. He was a farm laborer, and had been out of work for six months in the previous year. [source: 8]

In 1910, he was living in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Deborah, and granddaughter Annie [?] Schaeffer. He was a mason and engineman [?] in a coal mine. [source: 9]

In 1920, he was living a 317 Grove Street, Greensburg Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Deborah. He was not working. [source: 10]

He last worked as a stonemason in August 1925. He had worked as a stonemason for 12 years. [source: 21]

On 7 April 1927, his wife, Deborah King, died, in Greensburg, [Westmoreland County,] Pennsylvania. She was buried in Pleasant Unity Cemetery, Unity Township, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. [sources: 12, 14, 15]

In 1930, he was living in South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughter Margaret and her husband Jacob F Pierce. He was not working. [source: 17]

In 1940, he was living in North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He was living with his daughter Margaret and her husband Jacob F Pierce. He was not working. He had finished fifth grade in school. He had an income of more than $50 from a source other than wages or salary (presumably at least including his pension). [source: 16]

On 7 December 1940, he died, in Uniontown Hospital, North Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died of arteriosclerotic heart disease with failure, with prostatic hypertrophy with urinary retention as a contributing cause. He had been living in Phillips, Pennsylvania. On 17 December 1940, he was buried in the Pleasant Unity Methodist Cemetery, Pleasant Unity, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. His grave has a GAR marker and a flag. [sources: 11 (1904), 12 (1940), 13 (7 Dec 40), 21]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Michael King)

2 company I, descriptive roll, #71 (Michael King)

3 pension index, by name (Michael King)

4 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Salem Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 196, page 4 (Michael L King)

5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company I (Michael King)

6 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township, post office Greensburg, microfilm series M593, film 1465, page 247 = 2 handwritten (Michael King)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mt Pleasant (Bridgeport Village), supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 101, microfilm series T9, film 1203, page 249 = 63 C handwritten (Michael L [?] King)

8 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Unity Township Pleasant Unity Precinct, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T623, film 1499, page 134 = 11 A handwritten (Michael King)

9 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Unity Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 205, microfilm series T624, film 1432, page 86 = 29 A handwritten (Michal [sic] King)

10 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg Borough, ward 5, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T625, film 1665, page 89 = 12 B handwritten (Michael King)

11 Find a grave, memorial 83469778, created by mygenpassion, added 15 Jan 2012, accessed 29 June 2012 [identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st] (Michael L King)

12 Pleasant Unity Cemetery, Unity Township, Westmoreland County Pennsylvania (accessed 29 June 2012) (Michael L King) [identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

13 Pennsylvania death indices, 1940 (accessed 29 June 2012) "MICHAEL L KING UNION TN K520 26 12 7 40 112429" [county 26 = Fayette according to Pennsylvania County codes (accessed 29 June 2012)] (Michael L King)

14 Pennsylvania death indices, 1927 (accessed 29 June 12) (Deborah King)

15 Find a grave, memorial 83469805, created by mygenpassion, added 15 Jan 2012, accessed 29 June 2012 (Deborah King)

16 1940 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, North Union Township, enumeration district 26-73, pages 1461 = 11 B handwritten to 1562 = 12 A handwritten (Michael King)

17 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, South Union Township, enumeration district 26-89, microfilm series T626, film 2041, page 182 = 1 B handwritten (Michael L King)

18 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township, microfilm series M432, film 837 page 229 recto = 421 handwritten (Michael King)

19 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township (post office: Weaver's Old Stand), microfilm series M653, film 1195, page 449 = 111 handwritten (Michael King)

20 'Boyce Family Tree', on Ancestry (accessed 30 June 2012) (Michael Lawrence King)

21 death certificate, Pennsylvania, file number 112429, 7 December 1940, Fayette County (Michael L King)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Michael L King)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

RootsWeb WorldConnect
accessed 19 Feb 11, 30 Jun 12
Pennsylvania veterans' burial cards
Ancestry index (accessed 18 February 2011)
applications for headstones for military veterans, 1925-1941
FamilySearch index (accessed 29 June 2012)
Pennsylvania death indices
1920 (no Deborah King; Michael King Phila 9 Sep #99761; Michael King Pgh 6 Apr #54252) (accessed 29 June 12)
1921 (no Michael King in K520) (accessed 29 June 12)
1922 (Michael King in Lancaster County (3/30; 30602), else no Michael or Deborah King in K520) (accessed 29 June 12)
1923 (no Michael or Deborah King in K520) (accessed 29 June 12)
1924 (no Deborah; Michael King Pgh 7 March 1924 23071; Michael J King N Chrlr county=63 24 Dec 1924 117486) (accessed 29 June 12)
1925 (no Deborah; Michael King 7 Oct Beaver Cty #100716; Michael L King #66844, Philadelphia 26 July) (accessed 29 June 12)
1926 (no Deborah or Michael King) (accessed 29 June 2012)
1927 ("King, Deborah;--39959;Greensbg;Apr.7." [the digits in the state file number were hard to read]); Michael King #73083, Scranton, 11 July) (accessed 29 June 12)
1928 (no Deborah or Michael King) (accessed 29 June 2012)
1929 (no Deborah or Michael King) (accessed 29 June 2012)
1930 (no Deborah King; Michael R King, Scranton, 11 October 1930, #96369) (accessed 29 June 2012)

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Michael Lawrence King in the 91st PA gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect

Michael Lawrence King in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township, microfilm series M432, film 837 page 229 recto = 421 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain]
[I have preferred him only because of his location; note that a Michael King, 3 years old, was living with Joseph T King (30, laborer) in the household of Robert Osborn (58, farmer) in Wayne Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania (microfilm series M432, film 777, page 16 verso = 32 [??] handwritten)]
line678910111213141516
Dwellings visited539          
Families visited544      545   
NameSolomon KingChristena "Solomon "George "Jacob "Michael "Mary E "Mathew "Mary "Susan "William "
Age4642178421202336/12
Sexmfmmmmfmffm
Color           
Occupation of males over 15 yearsLab "    "   
Real estate owned160          
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year  11       
Over 20 & can't read/write11         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township (post office: Weaver's Old Stand), microfilm series M653, film 1195, page 449 = 111 handwritten]
[identification is uncertain; see the note on the 1850 census entry transcribed above]
line1920212223242526272829
Dwelling number731          
Family number739          
NameEphraim DoaneChristiana "Solomon KingMargaret "Sarah A "Amos "George "Jacob "Michael "Elizabeth "William "
Age4951274121181514108
SexMFMFFMMMMFM
Color           
OccupationSaddler Laborer  LaborerDo.    
Value of real estate owned 250         
Value of personal estate150          
Place of birth" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""""""
Married within year           
Attended school within year       1111
Cannot read & write           
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.           

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Hempfield Township, post office Greensburg, microfilm series M593, film 1465, page 247 = 2 handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed below]
line2930
Dwelling-house number13 
Family number13 
NameKing Michael- Deborah
Age2317
SexMF
ColorWW
OccupationR. R. LaborerKeeping House
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]"
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within yearJanJan
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Mt Pleasant (Bridgeport Village), supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 101, microfilm series T9, film 1203, page 249 = 63 C handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed below]
line23456
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #69    
family visit #82    
nameKing Michael L [?]- Debby- Susan J.- Lyda [sic] Ann- Christian M.
colorWWWWW
sexmffff
age3323963 [?]
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeDaughterDaughterDaughter
single  111
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationLaborerKeeping houseAt home" "" "
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year     
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Salem Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 196, page 4]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 48
[house] 3
[family] 3
[name] King, Michael L
[rank] Private
[company] I
[unit] 91 Penn Inf
[enlistment date] 20 Mar 1865
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 0 years, 3 months, 20 days
[post office address] Goff, Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Unity Township Pleasant Unity Precinct, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T623, film 1499, page 134 = 11 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, given the 1890 veterans schedule; this is the only Michael King of approximately the right age in Westmoreland County]
line464748
street   
house number   
dwelling number196  
family number264  
nameKing Michael- Debora- Frank C
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateMar 1847June 1853Sept 1880
age534619
married?MMS
# years married3030 
mother of how many children? 4 
# of children living 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationFarm Laborer At school
# months not employed6 9
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedR  
free or mortgaged   
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Unity Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 205, microfilm series T624, film 1432, page 86 = 29 A handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed above]
line282930
street   
house nr   
dwelling nr344  
family nr483  
nameKing Michal [sic]- DeborahShaffer Annie [?]
relationshipHeadWifeGranddaughter
sexMFF
colorWWW
age6359[illegible]
marital statusM1M1[illegible]
#years present marriage4040 
mother of # children 4 
mother of # living children 3 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaGermany Ger
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMason and Engineman [?]nonenone
nature of industry etc.Coal mine  
employer etc.W  
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No  
# weeks out of work 19090  
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  no
owned/rentedR  
owned free or mortagaged   
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Greensburg Borough, ward 5, supervisor's district 19, enumeration district 109, microfilm series T625, film 1665, page 89 = 12 B handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed above]
line9394
streetGrove Street
house number317 
dwelling visit number242 
family visit number287 
nameKing, Michael- Deborah
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7366
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, South Union Township, enumeration district 26-89, microfilm series T626, film 2041, page 182 = 1 B handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed above]
line9899100
street   
house number   
dwelling visit #18  
family visit #19  
namePierce Jacob F- Margaret CKing Michael L
relationHeadWifeFather in law
owned/rentedR  
value or rent7  
radioR  
farmNo  
sexMFM
colorWWW
age545283
married?MMWd
age 1st marriage2219 
school/college since 9/29NoNoNo
can read & writeYesYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language   
immigration year   
naturalization   
can speak EnglishYesYesYes
occupationCarpenterNoneNone
industryCoal Mine  
worker classW  
at work yesterdayYes  
unemployment schedule #   
veteran?No Yes
war  Civ
farm schedule #   

1940 US census

[1940 US census, Pennsylvania, Fayette County, North Union Township, enumeration district 26-73, pages 1461 = 11 B handwritten to 1562 = 12 A handwritten]
[identification is probable; this Michael King is pretty clearly the same person as in the 1900 census transcribed above]
line no.79801
street   
house number72  
household visit #189  
owned/rentedR  
value or rent12  
farm?no  
namePierce, Jacob F- MargaretKing Michael
relationHeadWifefather in law
sexmfm
color/racewww
age656393
marital statusmmwd
school/college last year?nonono
highest grade finished675
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
citizenship if foreign born   
1935 cityRRR
1935 countyFayetteFayetteFayette
1935 state/countryPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
1935 farm?nonono
at work for pay/profit 24-30 March?yesnono
assigned to emergency work 24-30 March?-nono
seeking work?-nono
if no to previous three, have a job?-nono
if no to previous four, status?-HU
['H' = "engaged in home housework"; 'U' = "unable to work"]
if work for pay/profit #hrs worked 24-30 Mar?28  
if emergency/seeking work, #wks unemployed   
occupationcarpenter  
industrycoal mine  
worker classPW  
# weeks worked in 19394800
income in 1939$20000
income >$50 other than money wages/salary?nonoyes
farm schedule #   

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


King Michael L.
     Michael
Co. I, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, file number 112429, 7 December 1940, Fayette County, Michael L King]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 112429
Registered No. 665
Primary Dist. No. 26-12-01
1. PLACE OF DEATH
County Fayette
City Uniontown
No. Uniontown Hospital
Length of residence in city or town where death occurred [blank]
How long in U.S. if of foreign birth? [blank]
2. FULL NAME Michael L. King
Residence No. Phillips, Pa. St. [blank] Ward
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS.
3. SEX M.
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widowed
5a. If married, widowed, or divorced HUSBAND of (or) WIFE of Mrs. Debora King
6. DATE OF BIRTH Mar 4, 1847
7. AGE 93 Years 8 Months 3 Days
8. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done Retired Stone Mason
9. Industry or business in which work was done [blank]
10. Date deceased last worked at this occupation Aug 1925
11. Total time (years) spent in this occupation 12
12. BIRTHPLACE Youngwood, Pa.
FATHER 13. NAME [blank] 14. BIRTHPLACE [blank]
MOTHER 15. MAIDEN NAME [blank] 16. BIRTHPLACE [blank]
17. SIGNATURE OF INFORMANT [blank] (Address) Jacob Pierce, Phillips, Pa
18. BURIAL, CREMATION OR REMOVAL
Date Dec. 17, 1940
Place Methodist Cemetery Pleasant Unity
County Westm'd
State Pa
19. UNDERTAKER Ray G Asland [??], Pleasant Unity, Pa
20. FILED Dec. 7, 1940 Louise F [?] Bean Registrar.
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
21. DATE OF DEATH December 7th, 1940
22. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from August, 1939 to Dec 7th, 1940. I last saw him alive on Dec. 7th, 1940; death is said to have occurred on the date stated above, at 3:57 PM.
The principal cause of death and related causes of importance were as follows:
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease with failure Date of Onset ??
Other contributory causes of importance: Prostatic Hypertrophy with Urinary Retention Date of onset 1 mo.
Name of operation None Date of [blank]
What test confirmed diagnosis? None
Was there an autopsy? No
23. If death was due to external causes (violence), fill in also the following: [blank]
24. Was disease or injury in any way related to occupation of deceased? [blank]
(Signed) Regis [?] Maker M.D.
Uniontown, Pa.

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