KINGMAN, Frederick Abraham

KINGMAN, Frederick Abraham[1, 2]

Male 1858 - 1923  (65 years)

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  • Name KINGMAN, Frederick Abraham 
    Born 21 Mar 1858  Wheaton, Dupage Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1923  Gardner, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brookside Cemetery, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I94  George Soule | Benjamin Soule I86 B531
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2014 

    Father KINGMAN, Reuben Thomas,   b. 5 May 1823, Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1909, Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother RICKETSON, Eleanor,   b. 4 May 1824, Peru, Clinton Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1914, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 May 1843  Plattville, Kendall Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MURRAY, Ella Louise,   b. 16 Dec 1860, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1927, Gardner, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1879  Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. KINGMAN, Merle Kay,   b. 7 May 1881, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1980, Coal City, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)  [Birth]
    +2. KINGMAN, Clarence M.,   b. 20 Dec 1882, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1908, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [Birth]
     3. KINGMAN, Vera,   b. 19 Oct 1885, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1891, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
    +4. KINGMAN, Ralph T.,   b. 29 Aug 1887, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1952, Rensselaer, Jasper Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +5. KINGMAN, Loyde Everett,   b. 20 Nov 1894, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1978, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +6. KINGMAN, Augustus Murray,   b. 8 Feb 1897, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1950, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     7. KINGMAN, Lamar Allen,   b. 20 Jul 1903, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1985, Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1858 - Wheaton, Dupage Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1879 - Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1923 - Gardner, Grundy Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brookside Cemetery, Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fred Kingman
    Fred Kingman
    Picture of Fred Abraham Kingman

  • Notes 
    • Fred Kingman was born in Wheaton, Dupage Co. , Illinois and lived there most of his life. In later years however, he bought a farm near San Pierre and moved his family. When he retired, he moved to town and then later, I believe, moved back to Mazon where he is buried.

      In 1915 a history of Starke County was written and in it there is an article on Fred. It goes as follows"

      "Fred Kingman is an Illinois man, learned the art of farming in one of the best counties in that state, and finally brought his experience, his enterprise and good judgment to Starke County, and has since been a decided factor in the improvement and solid agricultural industry of Railroad Township. His home place is in section 8 of that township, where he has eighty acres of black loam soil, gravel and clay subsoil, and as a result of his labor and good management has made it one of the model places in this community. Besides his home farm he owns 160 acres in section 16 of the same township, and has that well improved with a set of substantial farm buildings. Both farms are in the famous Valley of the Kankakee River, where the land is apparently of inexhaustible fertility and under the modern conditions brought about by drainage is rapidly becoming the most valuable land anywhere in the state. Mr. Kingman bought the 160 acres about ten years ago and two years later bought the eighty acres comprising the place where he lives.

      Fred Kingman came to Starke County, Indiana, from Grundy County, Illinois where he grew up. He was born at Wheaton in DuPage County, Illinois, March 21, 1858, and when a small child was taken by his parents to Grundy County. He is a son of Reuben T. and Elinor (Ricketson) Kingman. Both his parents were natives of New York State, but came west when young people and were married in Platteville, Illinois, and the father spent most of his active career in DuPage and Grundy counties. While a farmer, he was also an expert mechanic and house carpenter, and did much business as a contractor. Late in life he move out to Carroll County, Iowa about 1890, and died there in 1907 when at the venerable age of eighty-seven years. Both he and his wife are long-lived people, and his widow was living with a daughter at Mazon, Illinois, at the time of her death, in January, 1915, when past the age of ninety-one.
      She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and in politics the father was a Republican. In the family there were thirteen children, eleven of whom grew up, and three sons and three daughters are still living, all married. Fred Kingman was the seventh in order of birth.

      Mr. Fred Kingman was married at Mazon, Grundy County, Illinois to Miss Ella L. Murray. Mrs. Kingman was born in Grundy County in December, 1860, was reared on a farm and well educated, and has been a most competent co-worker with her husband and shares in the credit of their joint achievements. Her parents were August O. and Lydia (Isham) Murray, both now deceased, both of whom were born in the eastern states and came early to Grundy County, Illinois, where her father became an extensive farmer and was a successful business man.

      Mr. and Mrs. Kingman have a fine family of children. Merle is the wife of Burdette Barrett, a farmer in Grundy County, Illinois, and their two children, Berle and Everett, are both in school. Clarence, the second child, who died in Chicago at the age of twenty-seven, married Nellie Woodland, and left two sons and one daughter, Gordon, Clarence and Ethel. Ralph, who resides at San Pierre, married Hattie Baker and has one son, Clyde. Lloyd, who like the other children received the best of educational advantages, and was graduated from high school, was a successful teacher at Ora in Starke County, and married Eunice Replogle. He is a resident of Glendale, Arizona, at the present time. Murray, who is still unmarried, and living at home, was educated in the local public school. Lamar, now in the seventh grade of the public schools.

      Mr. Kingman has always been a substantial adherent of the Republican Party and has taken much part in local affairs. In November, 1914, his home district elected him a member of the board of county commissioners, representing Railroad, Jackson and Wayne townships.

      Mr. and Mrs. Kingman acquired their fine landed property in Starke County through her father, Mr. Murray, who was a extensive land owner not only in Grundy County, Illinois, but also in Starke and Marshall counties, Indiana. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kingman are people whose presence means much for the advancement and betterment of any community where they live. Mrs. Kingman besides looking carefully after the interests of her own home and family, has done much for the good of her community and there are few residents of Railroad Township who exercise a more beneficial influence than Mrs. Kingman".

      My Great Uncle Larmar once told me that his mother said that for her husband to pay $35.00 to get his name in this book was the dumbest thing he ever did. Well it may be overblown, but it's sure fun reading for their descendants. I have the book by the way.

      Fred appears in the 1870 census living with his parents in Otto, Kankakee Co., Illinois. The census says that the Post Office is Chebanse. It says that he is 12 years old. An odd thing is that it says that him mother's name in Mary which may have been a middle name rather than her first name of Eleanor.

      Fred and Ella appear in the 1880 Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois census with Fred age 23 and Ella age 19. No children yet.

      Fred and Ella appear in the 1900 Mazon, Grundy Co., Illinois census with Fred age 42, Ella age 39 and children Merle age 19, Clarence age 17, Ralph age 12, Loyde age 5 and Murray age 3. Fred's occupation is a farmer.

      Fred and Ella appear in the 1910 Railroad Twp., Starke Co., Indiana census with Fred age 52, Ella age 49 and children Ralph age 22, Loyde age 15, Murray age 13 and Lamar age 6. Fred's occupation is a farmer.

      They also appear in the 1920 census, same place, with Fred age 61, Ella age 59 and Lamar age 16 still living at home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Fred Kingman Census Records.

    2. [S42] Mazon Centennial 1876-1976, (Mazon Centennial Committee).