John Miles King

Full Name: John Miles King
Date of birth: October 1862
Date of death: November 3, 1947

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1)   Democrat Ennis / Ellis   Ellis, Johnson

(1) John M. King, 70th District, Ellis and Johnson counties. Roster of 23rd Legislature members elect, "The Next Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/4/1892, p. 14, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Judge John M. King, "Former Resident to Be Buried Here Saturday," The Navasota Examiner and Grimes County Review (Navasota, Texas), 11/6/1947, p. 5, crediting Navasota Public Library. Practiced law in Navasota, Palestine with the I. & G.N. Railroad, and in Houston. Died 11/3/1947 at his ranch home in Landers, Wyoming. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • John Miles King, death date 11/3/1947 in Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming, age 85. Wyoming, Death Records, 1909-1969.
  • Obituary, Mrs. John M. [Mamie McAdoo] King, "Texas Woman Dies in Paris, France, Will Be Buried in Navasota," 9/6/1923, p. 1. Wife of Judge John M. King; "the family formerly lived at Navasota, but recently moved to Houston, where Judge King was a prominent attorney for the I.-G.N. railroad. Before her marriage Mrs. King was Miss Mamie McAdoo of Washington county." Bryan Eagle.
  • John M. King, marriage to Lizzie A. McAdoo 10/21/1891 in Ellis County, Texas; marriage to Mary King 7/16/1894 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas (passport application of Mrs. Mary King, 1923).
    Census of 1900 - John King, Navasota, Grimes County, age 37, born October 1862 in Alabama, lawyer, wife Mamie, sons J.B. and Leon.
    Census of 1910 - John M. King, Palestine, Anderson County, age 46, born circa 1864 in Alabama, lawyer, wife Mary, sons John B. and Leonedas.
    Census of 1920 - John M. King, Houston, Harris County, age 59, born circa 1861 in Alabama, lawyer/railroad, wife Mary, son Leon.
    Census of 1940 - John M. King, Milner, Routt County, Colorado, age 76, born circa 1864 in Alabama, attorney, widowed, son Leon M. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1940 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925
  • John Miles King, born in Alabama, residence in Houston; father of Leon McAdoo King, draft registration 6/5/1918 in Houston, Harris County, born 8/15/1896 in Waxahachie. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • "Col. King Appointed Assistant Adj't Gen.," 1/8/1897, p. 3. Waxahachie - Hon. John M. King appointed assistant attorney general, 1/7/1897. Fort Worth Record and Register.
  • Obituary, "Mrs. King's Body Due Saturday from Paris," 9/14/1923, p. 4. Mrs. Mary McAdoo King, wife of John M. King, died in Paris, France, 8/31/1923; resided in Houston since 1911. Houston Post.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.M. King, postoffice Ennis, nativity Alabama, age 30 (born circa 1863), lawyer, 10 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.M. King, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.M. King, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  

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