.James A. King .

contributor:  Linda Phillips Loser.


 Marinette Eagle-Star .
17 October 1932

James A. King, 88, a survivor of the historic Peshtigo fire, died at the home of his son, James E. King, 10 Harland Avenue, Wells, Mich. at 3:10 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a several weeks illness due to heart disease.

Mr. King was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, August 20, 1844. He came to Wisconsin in 1869, settling first in the Sugar Bush settlement. When the Peshtigo conflagration swept thru the northeastern section of Wisconsin he was one of the large force of men who fought the flames. He was engaged at farming and lumbering for many years in Marinette county. Following his retirement, he stayed for about twelve years with his daughter, Mrs. John Fezatte, at LaBranche, later coming to Marinette to make his home with relatives. About a year ago Mr. King went to live with his son, James, in Wells.

He is survived by two sons and one daughter, James of Wells, William of this city and Mrs. John Fezatte, now of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Jessi Smith, Ellis Junction, Wis.; Mrs. Julius Henquitz, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Louis Stevens, this city; and also 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the family home Sunday and services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock with Werner Acker, Rapid River and A. M. Boomer, Wells, officiating.

The body was shipped to Marinette arriving here at 12 :50 p.m. today.

The remains were taken directly to the Martin Mortuary, from which place the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Harold G. Trost, pastor of the First M.E. church, will read the final rites. Interment will be made in the Harmony cemetery at Harmony. 


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