Biography of Charles King
Hastings, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Charles King was born on the Isle of Man in 1814. Went to school until fourteen years of age, then learned the painters' trade, serving an apprenticeship of seven years. Worked at his trade ten years, and in 1854, came to America, proceeding to Minnesota. In 1856, built a house on his claim, where his family resided, while he followed his trade in Hastings. Was appointed teacher of district No. 33, he being the first teacher in the township. In 1860, moved his family to Hastings and purchased his present place of residence. Entered the war as overseer in the quarter-master's department and remained one year, then returned home. He has since followed his trade, and has the reputation of being a first class painter. Married Mary Clague in 1840. Mary A., Lizzie E., Ellen J., and Wm. C. are their children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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