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Frank William KINGSLEY
 
Joseph Anderson KINGSLEY
 
William Anthony KINGSLEY
 

Biography of :
Frank William KINGSLEY
FRANK WILLIAM KINGSLEY
Frank was born July 28, 1904 in Elkhart, Logan County, Illinois and died
February 2, 1949 in Lincoln, Logan Co, Illinois due to an accident while
working on the Railroad.
 
He was the son of Joseph Anderson and Mittle Ellen ( nee DODD ) KINGSLEY;
and the grandson of William A. KINGSLEY, and Lucy Ellen ANDERSON;
and Joseph ANDERSON and Elizabeth DODDS.
 
His siblings were:
  • Nellie [ANDERSON] 1899-1980
  • Charles E. KINGSLEY 1900-1983
  • Walter J. KINGSLEY 1903-1993
  • Dolly KINGSLEY
  • Elsie KINGSLEY
  • Sidney R. KINGSLEY 1914 - 1993
  • Dorothy L. KINGSLEY 1916-1921
  • Neva [CROSIER] KINGSLEY 1918-2001
  • Leila KINGSLEY

  • He married Pearl Marie SAMPSON on December 17, 1924 in Logan County, Illinois.
    William & Peal Kingsley Wedding Photo
    Pearl Marie (nee SAMPSON) KINGSLEY
    She was born December 29, 1907 in Fairfield,Wayne County, Illinois
    and died 1 February 1996 in Stoughton, Dade County, Wisconsin.
    She was the daughter of :
    Charles Thomas and Bessie Rosalie ( nee OVERALL ) SAMPSON
    and granddaughter of Victor N. SAMPSON and Josephine IDDINGS;
    and Posey OVERALL and Isabell SIMMS.
     
    To this union was born the following children:
  • Virginia
  • Edythe
  • Donald
  • Frank was killed instantly on February 2, 1949, when he was crushed beneath a falling tree west of the Sellers crossing, approximately six miles east of Lincoln, along the Illinois Central railroad right-of-way. He was a member of an IC section crew, and was helping cut a large tree down when it began to teeter and fell on him. He had worked with Illinois Central for 6 years.

     
    He was a member of the Salvation Army in Lincoln for 22 years and next in command to the Officers-in-Charge. He assisted in all religious and other church programs carried on by the Salvation Army.
     
    After the death of Frank, Pearl resided with her mother, Bessie SAMPSON in Lincoln, Illinois. After the death of her mother in 1959 she resided with her son Don in Minnesota. She later lived in the Madison, Wisconsin area with her daughter Virginia [Ginny], until she went to meet Frank for eternity.
    Frank William Kingsley
    is buried in the
    New Union Cemetery
    in Lincoln,
    Logan County, Illinois.
      Frank Kinglsley tombstone

     
    Biography of :
    JOSEPH ANDERSON KINGSLEY
    JOSEPH ANDERSON KINGSLEY
    Joseph was born 21 October 1872 in Harrison County, Indiana
    and died 15 August 1937 in Harrison County, Indiana.
    He rests beside Mittie in Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., Indiana.
    He was the son of William Anthony KINGSLEY and Lucy Ellen ANDERSON; and
    grandson of Simeon KINGSLEY & Elizabeth BRANDENBURG; and Joseph ANDERSON & Elizabeth DODDS.
    His siblings were:
  • Jessie A. KINGSLEY [MOSS] 1871-1893
  • Annie L. KINGSLEY [DODD] 1879-1942
  • Thomas KINGSLEY 1878
  • Nellie R. KINGSLEY 1887-1890
  • He married Mittie Ellen DODD on 3 November 1898 in Harrison County, Indiana.

    Joseph & Mittie Kingsley
    Mittie Ellen (nee DODD) KINGSLEY
          She was born 26 September 1881 in Harrison County, Indiana
          and died 16 December 1957 in Harrison County, Indiana.
          She was the daughter of Joseph DODD and Lucy M. LUNSFORD;
          and sister to Charlie W. Dodd and George J. Dodd.
          She rests next to Joseph in Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Indiana.
     
    To this union was born the following children:
  • 1) Nellie L. KINGSLEY [ANDERSON] 1899-1980.
          Married Albert ANDERSON.
  • 2) Charles E. KINGSLEY 1900-1983.
          Married Evelyn SUTTON.
  • 3) Walter J. KINGSLEY 1903-1993.
          Married Hazel Grace SAMPSON.
  • 4) Frank William KINGSLEY 1904-1949.
          Married Pearl Marie SAMPSON
  • 5) Dolly M. KINGSLEY
  • 6) Elsie E. KINGSLEY
  • 7) Sidney R. KINGSLEY 1914 - 1993.
          Married Claribel SCHNIDER.
  • 8) Dorothy L. KINGSLEY 1916-1921.
          Died in Infancy.
  • 9) Neva L. KINGSLEY [CROSIER] 1918-2001.
          Married Eldon CROSIER.
  • 10) Leila A. KINGSLEY
  • Joseph was said to be quite a fiddle player.
    He was a member of the "Tom Kingsley Band".
    Joseph and Mittie passed on their love of music to their children.
    The family played at many picnics and gatherings.
    The fiddle and banjo are still in the Kingsley Family.
    Joseph Kingsley with fiddle

    1900 IN Census, Boone Twp, Harrison County, Indiana:
          Joseph Kingsley, Oct 1872, 21; "Fisherman" as his trade/profession.
          Living with him are:
                Mittie, wife, Sept 1881, 18;
                Nellie L., daughter, Oct 1899, 8 mo.
    Living next door are Mittie's parents and brothers:
          Joseph DODD, Mar 1843, 51;
          Lucy [LUNSFORD] wife, Oct 1853, 46;
          Charles W., son, Feb 1878, 22;
          George J., son, Oct 1891, 48.
     
    1910 IL Census, Mt. Pulaski Twp, Logan County, IL:
          Joseph Kingsley, 36;
          Living with him are:
                Mittie, wife, 28;
                Nellie L., daughter, 10;
                Charley, son, 8;
                Walter, son, 7;
                Frank, son, 5.
     
    1920 IL Census, West Lincoln Twp, Logan County, IL.
    Kingsley was spelled "Kingles" on this census.
          Joseph Kingsley, 47;
          Living with him are:
                Mittie, wife, 38;
                Nellie L., daughter, 20;
                Charley, son, 18;
                Walter, son, 17; Frank, son, 15,
                Dolly, daughter, 9;
                Elsie, daughter, 7;
                Sidney, son, 5;
                Dorothy, daughter,
                Neva, daughter, 1.
    Also on the 1920 IL Census, West Lincoln Twp, Logan Co., IL.
    the SAMPSON family lived in the same neighborhood.
    Walter and Frank KINGSLEY married Hazel and Pearl SAMPSON.

    The SAMPSON household is as follows:
          Charles SAMPSON, 46, Chicken Picker, Produce Co., as his profession/trade;
          Bessie, 36, wife;
          Roy, 20, son;
          Jesse, 17, son;
          Elmer, 16, son;
          Hazel, 13, daughter;
          Pearl, 12, daughter;
          Raymond, 9, son.

    Biography of :
    William Anthony KINGSLEY
    WILLIAM ANTHONY KINGSLEY
    William was born 13 Nov 1844 in Harrison County, Indiana
    and died 18 November 1905 in Harrison County, Indiana.
    He rests beside his wife and daughter in the
    Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison County, Indiana.
    He was the son of Simeon KINGSLEY and Elizabeth BRANDENBURG.
    His siblings were:
  • Simeon KINGSLEY 1834-1902
  • Absolom A. KINGSLEY 1835-1904
  • David R. KINGSLEY 1836-1902
  • Thomas F. KINGSLEY 1837-1927
  • Minerva H. KINGSLEY [CROSIER] 1838-1921
  • Jonathan C. KINGSLEY 1839-1891
  • Susanna KINGSLEY [MCINTIRE]1841-1896
  • Henry C. KINGLSEY 1841-?
  • Sarah M. KINGSLEY [RIDLEY] 1843-1900
  • Margaret M. KINGSLEY 1845-?
  • John C. KINGSLEY 1847-?
  • Alexander KINGSLEY 1849-?
  • Allen KINGSLEY 1849-1916
  • Eliza E. KINGSLEY [BYRUM] 1854-1896
  • CIVIL WAR:
          He served with the 59th Regiment Indiana Infantry
                from 5 Dec 1861 until 17 Jul 1865.
          He was promoted to Corporal on 1 Jun 1865.
     
    He married Lucy Ellen ANDERSON on 21 May 1870 in Harrison County, Indiana.
          She was born 20 March 1848 in Harrison County, Indiana and
          died 18 January 1890 in Harrison County, Indiana.
          She was the daughter of Joseph ANDERSON and Elizabeth DODDS.
          Lucy died of Meningitis 2 days before her daughter, Nellie,
                died of the same affliction.
          They rest in the same grave, next to William A. Kingsley.

     
    To this union was born the following children:
  • 1) Jessie A. KINGSLEY 27 May 1871-27 Jun 1893.
          Married on 4 Mar 1891 to Louise MOSS 12 Dec 1869-27 May 1893.
          They both rest in Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN.
  • 2) Joseph A. KINGSLEY 21 Oct 1872-15 Aug 1937.
          Married on 3 Nov 1898 to Mittie Ellen DODD 26 Sep 1881-16 Dec 1957.
  • 3) Thomas KINGSLEY 1878 -? As shown on the 1880 IN Census.
          Died before 1905.
  • 4) Annie L. KINGSLEY Oct 1879-14 Aug 1942.
          Married 1. Albert HUTCHINSON;
          Married 2. Charlie W. DODD Feb 1878-1952.
                      Charlie is the son of Joseph DODD & Lucy LUNSFORD.
                      He is the brother to Mittie [DODD] KINGSLEY and George J. DODD.
                      Annie and Charlie rest beside each other,
                      near Joseph and Mittie KINGSLEY,
                      in Kings Cemetery in Laconia, Harrison Co., Indiana.
          There were no children born to either marriage.
  • 5) Nellie R. KINGSLEY 11 Jan 1887-27 Jan 1890.
          Died of Spiral Meningitis,
                which is the inflammation of any or all of the
                meninges of the brain and spinal cord.
                      Usually caused by a bacterial infection.
          Nellie rests in the grave with her mother, Lucy,
                who died 2 days earlier, also of Meningitis.
          They both rest in Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., Indiana,
                next to William A. Kingsley.

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