- Birth Date
- 27 April 1840
- Death Date
- 16 November 1921
Thomas Owen King Jr.
Thomas initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Claudius V. Spencer Company in 1853 with his family. His family consisted of his mother, Hannah Tapfield King, father, Thomas Owen King, and sisters Louisa Helen, Bertha Mary, and Georgiana. According to his mother’s journal, Thomas began to be very sick on 9 August, and continued to be very ill until about 22 August, when he began to get better. On 15 September, the wagon Thomas was riding in overturned, but he wasn’t hurt.
At the end of a mission to England, he traveled home with the Warren S. Snow Company in 1864 as indicated in the Missionary Record Index.
- Age at Departure: 13
- Age at Departure: 24
- Returning Missionary
- “Claudius V. Spencer Company report, 1853.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 31)
- Early Missionary Database
- Eastern Idaho Death Records Database.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Hannah Tapfield King autobiography, circa 1864-1872, Volume 6, circa 1864-1872.
- Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937
- Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Missionary Record Index, 1860-1864, England
- "Pony Express Rider Dies at Idaho Home," Deseret News , 24 Dec. 1921, 3:10.
- Webb, Mary Ann Ward, "The History of Mary Ann Ward Webb and Her Diary of the Journey to Utah (1864)," in Robert R. King and Kay Atkinson King, Mary Ann Ward Webb: Her Life and Ancestry , 98-103.