Mount Morris Index, Mount Morris, IL

Thursday, September 27, 1927 p. 1, col. 3

California Lady Dies While Visiting Here

Mrs. Alice Felker King, a resident of Huntington Park, Calif., who had been visiting her many friends in Mount Morris and vicinity for the past two weeks, died suddenly Sunday morning at two o'clock at the home of her nephew, Frank Thomas, residing on the Oregon Road, from the effects of acute indigestion with which she was stricken Saturday afternoon while attending the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas.

She had dinner in the home of Mrs. Maria Hitt Newcomer in Mount Morris and was later taken suddenly ill. A doctor was called hurriedly and for a time her condition improved but a heart attack shortly before midnight proved fatal.

Alice Louise, the daughter of Abram and Kathryn Wingert Felker, was born in Washington County, Maryland in the year 1852, December 12. She died at the home of Frank Thomas Sept. 18, 1927. At death her age was 74 years, 9 months and 6 days. She was a member of a family of thirteen, she being the youngest. Mrs. Henry L. Thomas of Mount Morris is the only surviving member of the family. She came overland from Maryland to Illinois with her parents in 1855. The family settled near Mount Morris and here the deceased lived until her marriage to Almon E. King in 1879, May 20th. As a girl she attended Rock River Seminary now known as Mount Morris College. After marriage the deceased and her husband moved to Redwood Falls, Minnesota, where they resided for forty years. Eight years ago a change in residence was made to Huntington Park, California. In this place on the 23rd of last June Mr. King passed away after an illness of several months. Mr. and Mrs. King buried two infants sons at Redwood Falls and a daughter thirteen years of age at Mount Morris. Mr. King rests in Inglewood, California, a most beautiful spot. By request of the son, Mrs. King's remains are to be sent back to California to rest beside her husband. Among those left to mourn her loss is one son, Forest Volney King, his wife and two children, Kathryn and Maureen, one sister, Mrs. Henry Thomas of Mount Morris who is 81 years of age, many nephews and nieces residing in this community and one niece Mrs. Ethel King Tradewell who will accompany the remains to California. Besides these her friends are legion where ever she has lived and they will miss her also. In Redwood she was known as Auntie King and in time of trouble was the first one called. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a great worker in all its departments. Her faith was a great inspiration to all who came in contact with her.

A service was held at the Frank Thomas home Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. C. H. Hightower, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Mount Morris.

Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold

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