David Ward King

American inventor David Ward King

David Ward King, a farmer who lived near Maitland, Missouri, was the inventor of the King road drag. His invention, which was the horse-drawn forerunner of the modern road grader, had great influence on American life because his invention improved the widespread dirt roads of his day to the extent that they could accommodate the advent of the automobile, rural mail delivery and mail order catalogues.
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Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/jazz. - The Bad Plus (Monday and Tuesday) Since forming just over a decade ago, this acoustic power trio -- Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano, David King on drums -- has been known for its canny twists on the pop repertory, something the band pushed to the limit with an album
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Roomie went on spending spree, murder trial told - Brantford Expositor
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Assistant Crown attorney David King briefly laid out the prosecution's case in an opening statement to jurors in Superior Court to begin the first full day of trial following jury selection on Tuesday. Rosen, 56, has pled not guilty to a charge of
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Bosh optimistic about 2011/12 NBA season: Fan reaction - Yahoo! Sports
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Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh(notes) expects to start practicing with his teammates soon, despite the current NBA lockout. Even though LeBron James(notes) and Dwyane Wade(notes) got most of
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Borough Board Votes 8-1 in Support of NHS Renovation Plan - Patch.com
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According to Kaestle Boos architects David King and Freddy Khericha, the worst-case scenario figure is built upon the fact that the current high school is actually too large for its student population. In the 2011-12 school year, Naugatuck High School
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Top five middleweights in MMA: Fan's take - Yahoo! Sports
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The middleweight division is home to the greatest MMA fighter of our time. Even though it isn't necessarily the deepest weight-class in MMA, the middleweight division definitely has its share
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Dancing King: Man in the Mirror, Sunday, September 4 - Sydney Morning Herald
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Why are the Taliban condemned for destroying the Buddhas of Bamiyan while David King, the cultural criminal behind Spirit of the Dance, remains free to walk the streets? Described as “the working man's Andrew Lloyd Webber”, King is renown for
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Cardinal Health announces dividend, new director - BusinessWeek
Google News - over 6 years
The board of the health care services company also named David King as a director, effective Sept. 1. King, 55, is chairman, president and CEO of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings. King has been with LabCorp since 2001
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Cardinal Health announces dividend, new director - CNBC.com
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The board of the health care services company also named David King as a director, effective Sept. 1. King, 55, is chairman, president and CEO of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings. King has been with LabCorp since 2001
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Panacea Man Accused of Killing Pet Pig, Possession of Narcotics - WCTV
Google News - over 6 years
Deputies say 36-year old David King shot the pig when it wandered outside his tattoo parlor. Then they say he cleaned it and ate it. "I can't eat my animal like that. I can't stand to think that someone killed it, and they were going to eat it at my
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Columbia Management Launches Flexible Capital Income Fund - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
"We examine all investment opportunities within a company before putting shareholders' money to work," said David King, CFA, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management. "Instead of simply picking a stock or a bond, we work closely with our equity
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 62
    He had just finished a board meeting when he suddenly died of a fatal cerebral hemorrhage on February 9, 1920 in St. Louis, at the Hotel Marquette.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1917
    Age 59
    Ward's father, Robert Quigley King, died suddenly on November 26, 1917 in his apartments in the King Building in Springfield.
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  • 1908
    Age 50
    David Ward King further widely publicized the process in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin #321 in 1908 under the title The use of the split-log drag on earth roads He also wrote articles explaining his drag, including one that appeared in the May 7, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post titled "Good Roads Without Money."
  • FORTIES
  • 1906
    Age 48
    Ward's mother, Harriet Adaline Danforth King, died on July 13, 1906 in Springfield, Ohio after a lingering illness.
    In 1906, the state of Iowa amended its statutes to use the King system on the country roads.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1896
    Age 38
    It was in 1896 that D. Ward King first dragged the road with an old frostbitten pump stock and an oak post.
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  • 1891
    Age 33
    Miriam Danforth King married Ralph LeVerne Caywood, who was born in Maitland, Missouri on May 3, 1891.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1887
    Age 29
    In 1887, he sent his other surviving son, Robert Leffler King (who also went by his middle name, "Leffler"), off to develop that land and farm it.
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  • 1880
    Age 22
    On December 29, 1880 he married Mary Willie (often spelled "Wylie") Burbank of Danville, Kentucky in Springfield.
  • 1879
    Age 21
    So, Robert Quigley sent his son Ward to this farm in the spring of 1879 to begin farming it.
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  • 1878
    Age 20
    Almena Caldwell King died of diabetes on May 30, 1878, from which she had suffered greatly for a long time before it finally claimed her.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1877
    Age 19
    Probably as early as 1877 or 1878, his father, Robert Quigley King, obtained some near Maitland in Holt County, Missouri.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1857
    Born
    David Ward King was born on October 27, 1857 in Springfield, Ohio.
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    To them were born five children: David Ward King on October 27, 1857; Dr. Thomas Danforth King, who was born on July 20, 1859 and who died December 23, 1889; Robert Leffler King, who was born on August 24, 1863; Almena Adaline King (Warrick), who was born on September 17, 1869; and Margaret "Madge" Caldwell King, who was born on February 13, 1873 and who died when she was fourteen years old on December 30, 1886.
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    Robert Q. King married Miss Harriet A. Danforth at New Albany, Indiana on January 15, 1857.
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