Biography of William King
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King, William, was born in the North of Ireland on April 3, 1835. He is a son of Edward King, and came to America in 1849. Learning the trade of organ building in New York city he followed it there from July, 1851, to 1862, when he came to Elmira to assist in building the Lake Street Church organ. He has served from 1879 to 1881 as city assessor. Mr. King is a member of the Episcopal Church. He married, in New York city on February 19, 1859, Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of John Cooper who came to this country in 1848. Mrs. King was born in Antrim, Ireland. They have two sons and three daughters. The firm of William King & Son, church organ builders, began in 1887. They built the organ for Grace Church and later erected those for the First Baptist, St. Patrick's, St. Mary's, SS. Peter and Paul, First Presbyterian, First Methodist, Hedding Methodist, German Evangelical, and North Presbyterian Churches.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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