Hometown: Louisville, KY (Manual Training School)
Date of Birth: August 21, 1901
Date of Death: March 7, 1971
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Obituary - Kenneth G. King Dies, Midland (MI) Daily News (March 8, 1971)
Mr. King had been associated in social work for 34 years and was first employed in that capacity by the Emergency Relief Administration in Genesee County in 1934. He remained there until 1939 when he came to Midland as administrative assistant of the Midland County Welfare Relief Office. Later that year, he was named supervisor of the Bureau of Social Aid, a post he retained until 1964 when he moved to the Saginaw bureau office. Mr. King retired in 1968.
A native of Louisville, Ky., he was born there Aug. 21, 1901. He was graduated in 1926 from the University of Kentucky at Lexington with an AB degree in sociology and economics. He later pursued graduate study at Wayne State University.
Following graduation from college, Mr. King served as recreational director for the Civic League of Lexington Ky. In his early life, he also played professional football with the New York Giants for two years and the early eastern professional football team.
Prior to starting his career in the social services field, Mr. King worked as a salesman for the Westinghouse Corporation in the Saginaw area then was a partner in an appliance store in Flint, for a few years before accepting a position with the Genesee County Relief organization.
During World War II, Mr. King was a medical field examiner for the Midland County draft board. He later served the Veterans Trust Fund.
In March 1945, Mr. King was appointed director of the Midland County Community Fund succeeding the late Guy Shipps. Instrumental in the organization of the Midland Social Services Club, Mr. King was a past president of that organization. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
He was married to Dorothy Huick who died some years ago. On Oct. 9, 1948 he married the former Miss Marjorie G. Johnson in Midland.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Kenneth Stanley King of Ypsilanti and Matthew G. King, at home; three daughters, Mrs. James (Kay) Harrison of Clearwater, Fla., Miss Kennie Louise King, a student in Ann Arbor, Mary King, at home also four grandchildren. A son, John Graham King died in December 1951.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. William Paran officiating. Burial will be Midland cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ware-Smith Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.
Has Long Record in Athletics The Flint (MI) Journal (April 22, 1936)
Kenneth G. Rice . . . an athletic young man from Old Kentucky . . . a social worker at the Genesee county emergency relief administration . . . he has a football and basketball record of no mean dimensions . . . played 10 years of organized football before being a spectator . . . then he went to the first Northern-Central game in Flint . . . became so excited he fell off the bleachers . . . born Aug. 21, 1903 (sic) . . . Louisville, Ky. . . . brought up with one brother . . . attended du Pont Manual Training High school in Louisville graduated in 1921 . . . activities there includes football, basketball, track . . . was captain of football and track teams . . . was center on basketball team . . . scored all points of winning game in regional tournament . . . so his team wen to state tournament . . . and won . . . Ray Baer later Michigan football captain, was teammate. . . Edliff "Butch" Slaughter, later Michigan all-American guard, was captain of rival Louisville basketball team . . . King then went to University of Kentucky . . . graduated in 1926 . . . played basketball again . . . played football end . . . was last man to receive four letters in one sport . . . during freshman year had the greatest kick of football career . . . in first play of game with Centre college, deadly rival, he threw "Bo" McMillan for 14-yard loss . . . McMillan is now coach at Indiana University . . . Mr. King received A.B. degree at Kentucky . . . majored in economics and social science . . . as well as athletics . . . also R.O.T.C. . . . was president of Sigma chapter, Alpha Sigma Phi . . . became a playground director in Lexington . . . then was recruited by Newark Pro football team . . . for two years . . . in American Professional Football league . . . an enterprise of "Red" Grange and C.C. Pyle . . . then entered business with Westinghouse Electric company . . . transferred from Flint to Detroit in 1928 . . . joined CERA in 1934 . . . married Dorthea Patricia Huyck of Cincinnati, O. . . . Nov. 22, 1926 . . . in little Church Around the Corner . . . New York city . . . they live at 1502 Stone street . . . have one child, Kenneth Stanley King, 7 years old . . . Mr. King's greatest ambition: To be Ty Tyson's right-hand man at Michigan games . . . because Mr. Tyson always sits on the 50-yard line.