Born in Upper Canada (Ontario) on 17 November 1858, he learned the printing trade as a youth and was the editor and publisher of the Oakville Star before coming to Manitoba and working on both the Manitoba Sun and Manitoba Free Press. In 1899, he became Editor of the Dauphin Press, which was controlled by Theodore Arthur Burrows and David Blyth Hanna. In 1911, he and his son founded the Dauphin Herald, and in 1914 they merged it with the Press into the Dauphin Herald and Press.
He and wife Anna Frances Chisholm (1861-1921) had four children: William Duncan King, James Chisholm King (1886-?), Edith Ellen King, and George Francis King (1891-?). He was first President of the Dauphin General Hospital and was Mayor of Dauphin from 1901 to 1903.
He died at Dauphin on 25 December 1924 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.
Birth registrations [James Chisholm King, George Francis King], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 12 July 2022
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