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Memorable Manitobans: William Duncan King (1883-1931)

Editor and publisher.

Born at Winnipeg on 2 December 1883, son of George King and Anna Frances Chisholm (1861-1921), he learned the printing trade with his father at the Dauphin Herald and became its editor and manager after his death, along with his brother George F. King and brother-in-law William S. Marsh. On 21 June 1913, he married Bertha Olena Johnston (1888-1984) at Winnipegosis and they had one son and two daughters. He served on the Dauphin municipal council and was President of the Dauphin General Hospital, secretary-treasurer of the Dauphin Agricultural Society, and secretary of the Dauphin Conservative Association. He was a member of the Canadian Club, Masons (Past Worshipful Master of Vermilion Lodge 68, Royal Arch, first Principal of the Chapter), Order of Elks, Canadian Press Association, Manitoba Press Association, and Dauphin United Church. He died at Dauphin on 7 August 1931 and was buried in the Dauphin Cemetery.


Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“The late William D. King,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 13 August 1931, page 1.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 January 2018

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