Merced Express (Merced, CA.)
Saturday, Dec. 25, 1915


Mrs. Marie King, relict of the late Joseph King, passed away at her home at Twenty-first and I streets in this city at 2:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of about ten days from asthma and other complicated ailments.

Mrs. King was a native of the Azores Islands and was aged 57 years. She came to this country when a young girl and after a short residence in the East came with her husband to California, settling in Stanislaus county. About seventeen years ago they moved to what is now known as the King ranch, near Le Grand, where they resided until the death of Mr. King in August, 1912. Since that time Mrs. King has made her home in this city. The deceased was a true Christian woman who devoted her life to her family, and in her death the community loses a woman whose thoughtfulness and Christian character was an example for good in this life.

She is survived by the following named daughters and sons; Mrs. M. F. (Emma) Ray, Merced; Frank G. King, Richmond; William E. King, Le Grand; Mrs. A. W. (Julia) Ray, Merced; Mrs. F. E. (Mamie) Ray, Hollister; Joseph B. King, Richmond, and Miss Bessie King, Merced. Three of the daughters are wedded to brothers.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, following which interment was made in the family plot in the local Odd Fellows' cemetery. The pall bearers were Louis Wegner, J. B. Olcese, A. G. Clough, E. L. Moor, R. Bancroft and P. J. Thornton.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone