Shared Photo: Mr George King family

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Written on back of photo. mr George King family. I believe this is them.

Mary Polly Harris or

Mary Polly Prentiss Harris is George's wife.

George William King and wife Polly . Children Archie E King born 1889, William J King born 1891 and Temperance E King born 1886? The children were born in TX. Polly is from Alabama. George was born in TX. I have an Annie Temperance Wilson dau of William Wilson and Elizabeth King in my line. Is she named after this Temperance King?

I wanted to share this family photo of George King with the community. Location: Clay County, TX. Date: 1893.
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in Photos by Janice Sutherland G2G6 Mach 5 (55.9k points)
What a beautiful photo! I was so surprised to see the name George King as I have been working on the family of Harriett King Cox.  Her father which I am still working on was named Phillip King. Harriett married James Thomas Cox I that they names George King Cox and he has had a son that he named George Phillip Cox.

These Kings were originally from England then into the US.  I will let you know if  they hook up with your family.


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Hoowee! What a dress! Buttons at the top and bottom. (Reminds me of having to work all those buttons on that dang cassock they make me wear.) Your Archie was born the same year as my Grandpa.

The shoes Temperance is wearing remind me of a pic of my Grandma, same shoes.

Cool pic, Janice!
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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What a fantastic treasure of a old photo, it is so delightful to look at.

The King family children are so very cute dress.

And the proud parents

Thank you Janice for sharing this wonderful photo what a joy to look at
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
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What a lovely family Janice, You just keep surprising us with these lovely old photo's. Thank you for sharing with us!
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
+3 votes
This is a beautiful family photo.  I don't think I have ever seen a dress quite like what mom is wearing.  All three of the children are dressed very nicely, and the older girl's hair is very cute.

Dad looks like he is just there for the picture.

Thanks for sharing this picture.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
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I really love this picture. I could say so much about it, but I am in awe of it. Thank you, thank you!
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

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