King, George Wilson, was born in Westport, Mass., March 20, 1847, a son of Ephraim S. and Maria (Rounds) King.
His education was obtained in the district and private schools of his native village and in the grammar schools
of Lowell. His first work was as a spinner in a cotton mill and when he was sixteen years old he began to learn
the blacksm thing trade under his brother, Leander C. King, at Smith's Mills. In 1867, after serving a three years
apprenticeship, he came to Fairhaven and began work for Isaac Terry. Two years later he purchased the business
and has since conducted it successfully. Mr. King served as a selectman and overseer of the poor for two terms
and was elected for a third term, but resigned. In politics he is a Republican. In 1867 he married Clara B., daughter
of Leonard Ryder of Dartmouth, and they have one daughter, Jennie C., wife of Dr. Elisha F. Babcock.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
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