Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.
One of the younger members of the Morristown bar is Elmer KING, who was born in Stanhope, Morris county, on the 4th of November, 1870, and is a son of Owen W. and Maria KING, residents of Netcong. Both are natives of this county and belong to pioneer families of this region. The grandfather, Silas D. KING, was born in Morris county and is descended from ancestors who came from county Cork, Ireland. He is an influential citizen and has been honored with a number of local offices, including that of county freeholder.
In the public schools of Netcong Elmer KING acquired his preliminary education, which was supplemented by three years' study under the direction of a private tutor. Determining to devote his life to the legal profession, he entered upon the study of law in the office of Judge Williard W. Cutler, of Morristown, and at Trenton, in November, 1892, was admitted to the bar as an attorney, and in 1895 as counselor. From 1892 until 1897 he held the office of deputy surrogate, under Mr. Pierson. He is now successfully engaged in the practice of his chosen calling and although a voting man has already attained an enviable position at the Morris county bar.
On the 5th of September, 1894, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. KING and Miss Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of William H. and Addie (LOSEE) STACKHOUSE. They have a pleasant home in Netcong, near Lake Hopatcong, but Mr. KING maintains his office in Morristown. He is a member of the Morris County Bar Association, the Commercial Bowling Club, of Morristown, and the Tapkaow Club, of the same city, and attends the Presbyterian church. He is very popular in all these organizations, and his, cordiality, genial manner and genuine worth have gained him a large, circle of friends.
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