King, John

Regimental Number: 1039336
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

John was born in Belfast, Ireland on October 2, 1884. He and his wife Margaret Beattie Livingston(originally from Belfast) met in Toronto in 1907. When John enlisted in the army during World War I, Margaret returned to Ireland with their two children, Rachel and William, and stayed with her family for the duration of the war. In November of 1917, John had an abscess on his right ankle. They settled in the Teepee Creek area in 1919; their homesteads were located at NE 4-74-3-W6 and SW 9-74-3-W6. For some time John worked as Teepee Creek’s postmaster. In 1954 John and Margaret rented their farm and took a trip to Ireland. While in Lisburn, John had a heart attack and died a few days later. He was buried in Ireland.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 914, 1147