Charles Henry King

Charles Henry King

Born Mar 12, 1853

Charles Henry King was an Omaha businessman and banker who was instrumental in founding several cities in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming. He saw opportunity with the expansion of the railroad west and built up related retail businesses, banks and freight operations. His fortune was estimated at $20 million. He was also the paternal grandfather of U.S. President Gerald Ford, who was born in his home in Omaha.… Read More

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1853 Birth Born on March 12, 1853.


1889 36 Years Old King also helped found the Wyoming communities of Fetterman City, Douglas and Casper. In 1889 King expanded into banking and on June 10, 1889, added the word "bankers" to the name of his company.


1896 43 Years Old In 1896 he sold the bank. … Read More


1908 55 Years Old In 1908 King moved his family to the growing regional city of Omaha, Nebraska. … Read More
1912 59 Years Old …  King's son, Leslie, married Dorothy Ayer Gardner in September 7, 1912. … Read More


1913 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Her divorce from Leslie was finalized in December 1913. … Read More
1930 77 Years Old Died on February 27, 1930.
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