Who are the parents of James King of Canada and California, USA immigrated 1871 estimated DOB 1852-1856

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James King is said to have eleven children including Alvin Cecil King, Nellie King, Alice King, Curly King, and Jane King. I believe that Ruth (King) Goatley is one of his daughters.
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in Genealogy Help by Ian Mclean G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
edited by Ian Mclean
According to the last remaining records of Alvin Cecil King and Thelma King nee Matthew's genealogical work since then:

Father is David King (04-02-1822 to 5-10-1889) and mother is Eliza Jane Colwell(01-3-1826 to 11-2-1899) married 03-30-1848.

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SOURCE: California Birth Index, 1905-1995, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLNC-K8X), Alvin C King, 01 Aug 1913; citing Sonoma, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento

Alvin C King
Birth     01 Aug 1913     Sonoma, CA
Mother's Name     Willis

SOURCE: California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3T-T9H), James King and Mabel Willis, 05 Aug 1891; citing Sonoma, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,031,226

James King
Male  Age 35  Birth  (Est)     1856
Marriage 05 Aug 1891    Sonoma, CA
Spouse     Mabel Willis
Age     17 Birth (Est)     1874
Father     John Willis

SOURCE: United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJQ-QQT), Alvin C King in entry for James King, 1930

James King     Head     M     77     Canada
Mabel King     Wife     F     55     Canada
J Willis King     Son      M     32     CA
D Arnold King Son     M     26     CA
Alvin C King     Son      M     16     CA

SOURCE: United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4B-C4R), Alvin King in household of James King, Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States; citing sheet 4B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,151

James King     Head     M     68     Canada
Mabel King     Wife     F     46     Canada
Alice King     Dau     F     24     CA
Willis King     Son             M     22     CA
Caldwell King Son     M     20     CA
Nellie King     Dau     F     19     CA
Arnold King     Son             M     16     CA
Blanche King Dau     F     14     CA
Jane King     Dau     F     10     CA
Alvin King     Son             M     6     CA

SOURCE: United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVG1-XZS), Blanche King in household of James King, Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 148, sheet 7A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,122

James King     Head     M     57     Canada
Mabel King     Wife     F     38     Canada
Chester J King Son     M     20     CA
Mabel R King Dau     F     17     CA
Alice King     Dau     F     15     CA
Willis King     Son             M     13     CA
Caldwell King Son     M     11     CA
Nellie King     Dau     F     9     CA
Arnold King     Son      M     6     CA
Blanche King Dau     F     4     CA
Jane King     Dau     F     0     CA

United States Census, 1900, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9PP-MN1), Mable W King in household of James King, Nicasio and San Antonio Townships, Marin, California, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 35, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,093

James King     Head     M     48    Can Eng b. abt Nov. 1852 immig 1871
Mable W King Wife     F     26    Can Eng b. abt May 1874 immig abt 1889
Chester J King Son     M     11     CA
Mable R King Dau     F     8     CA
Alice E King     Dau     F     6     CA
John W King     Son            M     3     CA
Howard C King Son     M     1     CA

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (624k points)
selected by Ian Mclean
Well that all got me pretty far in reconstructing the James King family, and I was even able to find Mabel Willis' family out to a couple of generations, but I have not been able to find either the immigration record for James King or information about his parents.

<sarcasm> Obviously, we can conclude from this that I am a direct descendant of the Wolverine.</sarcasm>

At this point, I am kind of stumped.
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Use the free search tool at: https://familysearch.org/search/  to find more records on this family.

Neither James marriage or death records list parents.  You might try getting this record/certificate to see if the original has more info.

"California Death Index, 1905-1939, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKS9-7V1G), James King, 1936; citing 20697, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

Name     James King
Death     1936 California
Male   Age     83 Birth  (Est)     1853
Certificate Number     20697

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15769624

Burial: Cypress Hill Memorial Park Petaluma, Sonoma, CA

California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPMD-QTN), Alvin Cecil King, 14 Dec 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento

Alvin Cecil King
Death     14 Dec 1987     Butte, CA
Birth  01 Aug 1913 California
Mother's Name     Willis

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (624k points)
edited by Chris Hoyt

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