Enoch M. King (1821 – 1895)


Layton, Davis County, April 20, 1895.— Enoch M. King, one of our old pioneers and the son of Ehazer and Nancy P King, passed away at 6 o’clock on April 8,1895, with Bright’s disease. He was born In East Blumfield, Ontario county New York, May 1,1821; was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of 15. He passed through all the trying scenes of Kirtland and Missouri and Nauvoo, and arrived in these valleys in 1849, locating at Kay’s Creek, now Layton, in 1854, which has ever since been his home. In 1841 be was married to Mary B. Ware, in Vauvoo; was the father of ten children, nine of whom are living; he has eighty-five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was one of the Nauvoo Legion, also took part in the Indian wars and in the Echo canyon campaign.

The funeral services were held at his residence Tuesday afternoon.”

Source:  The Desert Weekly, Vol. 50, by the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 1895, page 608

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