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            Frank A. King is one of the enterprising and progressive farmers of Siskiyou county and through his well directed and persistent efforts has attained substantial success. He was born near Edgewood, this county, and is a son of Frank J. and Carrie Ann (Tyler) King. His father, who was born near Montague, followed ranching and the stock business during the major portion of his life. During his early life he drove a stage from California points into Oregon, and hauled supplies for the Southern Pacific Railroad during its construction. He now lives at Fruto, Glenn county, this state, where he owns a stock ranch of eight thousand five hundred acres and was cattle king of Glenn county in 1929, running as high as 1,400 head. He is a democrat in his political views. To him and his wife were born three children, namely: Frank A., of this review; Jesse, who was accidentally killed when a gun fell and exploded; and William H., who runs a service station on the main highway, three miles north of Weed, and is also the manager in this district for the Richfield Oil Company. Mr. King’s maternal grandfather Mr. Tyler was a freighter running pack trains from Red Bluff, California, to Oregon points. This was his occupation for many years. Later in life he engaged in stock raising and did some dairying on the present ranch of F. A. King, the subject of this sketch.

            Frank A. King received his education in the public schools of Siskiyou county, after which he took a business course at Ashland, Oregon. He has since devoted his attention to farming and has a well improved place of two hundred and seventy acres, four miles from Weed, about one hundred acres being under cultivation, in addition to which he rents two hundred acres of pasture land. He has a dairy with seventeen high grade milch cows, and has forty head of calves. He carries on general farming, also raising hogs and chickens, and through his good management has realized a measure of success which testifies to his judgment and ability.

            Mr. King was united in marriage to Miss Grace Viola Bryant, whose parents were from Humboldt county, this state. Mr. and Mrs. King are the parents of a daughter, Grace Alva, now seven months old. Mr. King supports the republican party and, though he is not an aspirant for public office, he takes a live interest in local public affairs. He belongs to Evergreen Lodge, No. 232, Knights of Pythias, at Weed, and is popular among his associates and acquaintances.



Transcribed by Marie Hassard 23 April 2010.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2, Pages 106-107. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010 Marie Hassard.



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