WILLIAM C. KING, farmer, section 11, Barton Township, was born in Wayne Co., Mich., Dec. 16, 1854, and is a son of Milton C. and Edmund (Beals) King. His father is a native of the State of New York, his mother of England. They came to Lake County, Mich., in 1865, where they resided some years, and finally established a permanent residence in Mecosta County, where they still reside.
Mr. King remained at home in training for his calling as a farmer until he was 20 years of age. He was married March 15, 1874, to Lina, daughter of Eli and Sarepta (Nicholas) Hathaway. She was born Aug. 18, 1856, in Barry Co., Mich. Her father was a native of New York and her mother was born in Ohio. They located in Barry County in 1843.
Mr. King spent the year following his marriage on the homestead of his parents, and in the spring of 1875 purchased his property in Barton Township, where he has since resided. Following is the record of his children: Emma S., April 2, 1875; Lula E., June 3, 1879; Edna I., NOv. 23, 1881. William C., born Feb. 20, 1877, died Aug. 16, 1879.