Charles E. King is a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Columbus, where he is serving as clerk of Common
Pleas Court, Franklin County. He was born in Adams County, Ohio, December 27, 1879, the son of Joseph and Belle
Joseph King was a farmer. Both he and his wife were natives of Adams County, Ohio, and are now deceased. Their
children were: Hamor, lives at Martinsville, Ohio; George, lives at Xenia, Ohio; David, lives at Wilmington, Ohio;
Jennie Knisley, lives at Bloomingburg, Ohio; Mary Storer, lives at Peebles, Ohio; and Charles E., the subject of
Charles E. King attended the district schools of Adams County, Ohio, and completed his schooling in Columbus. At
the age of eighteen years he was employed as shipping clerk, and in 1904 he entered the engine service on the Pennsylvania
Railroad, remaining in that service for a period of fifteen years. After leaving the road he was employed as deputy
clerk of the Franklin County Board of Election, Columbus, in which capacity he served until the fall of 1926, when
he was nominated to the office of Clerk of Courts.
In July, 1922, Mr. King married Miss Estelle Murphy, of Washington, D. C., the daughter of Dennis and Amanda (Mattingly),
Murphy, natives of Virginia and now residents of 604 Grove Street, Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. King have a son, Joseph.
Mr. King is a Republican, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Benevolent & Protective
Order of Elks, Eagles Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, and Cooperative Club. He is a member of the Buckeye Republican
Club. Mr. King holds membership in the Methodist Church and his wife belongs to the Church of Christ, Scientist.
The family residence is located at 433 South Burgess Avenue, Columbus.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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