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Mary Josephine King papers

Mary Josephine King papers, 1918-2003
Mary Josephine King papers
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  • Papers, 1918-2003, of Mary Josephine King (1924-2004) of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, consisting of genealogical materials collected in doing research on the King, Smith, and related families, and including genealogical notes and charts, correspondence, and photographs. Papers also include King's personal papers, mainly concerning her education and career as a nursing instructor. The series is divided into five series: I: Family Genealogies; II: Genealogical Correspondence; III: Miscellaneous Genealogical Material; IV: Personal Papers; V: Oversize. Please consult online finding aid for more information
  • Series I: Family Genealogies contains articles, Bible records, birth records, cemetery records, census records, clippings, correspondence, death records, deeds, genealogical notes and charts, judicial records, lists, maps, marriage records, military records, newsletters, notes, obituaries, photographs and negatives, scrapbooks, video cds, and wills concerning the Beachbord, Byrd, Calwell, Chamblee, Cockrell, Davis, Dodson, Eatman, Garvin, Gilbert, Goodson, Hansford, Horton (includes video cd of an interview with Mary Jo King concerning the family), King, Legg, Locker, McAfee, McDaniel, Peebles, Smith, Stamps, Tallent, Taylor, Walters, Williams, Winstead, and related families that settled in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
  • Series II: Genealogical Correspondence consists of letters to Mary Josephine King discussing the genealogies of the Beachboard, Chamblee, Cockrell, Davis, Dodson, Eatman, Gilbert, Goodson, Horton, King, Locker, McAfee, McDaniel, Peebles, Smith, Stamps, Tallent, Taylor, Walters, Williams, Winstead and related families that settled in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Correspondence also includes personal information on the writers and on Mary Josephine King. Primary correspondents include Bob Allen Gray, Susan Edith Smith King, and Myra Hester Warren
  • Series III: Miscellaneous Genealogical Material consists of abstracts, applications, bibliographies, biographies, birth records, books, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, death records, deeds, forms, journals, judicial records, maps, marriage records, newspapers, notes, photographs, poems, and stationary used by Mary Josephine King in her genealogical research. Research materials cover Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and includes information on churches in North and South Carolina, on Albemarle Parish in Virginia, and on Beech Grove Cemetery in Tennessee. Information, applications, and forms concern several genealogical societies, including the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • Series IV: Personal Papers contains autograph books, certificates, pamphlets, photographs, plaques, programs, and yearbooks detailing Mary Josephine King's junior high and high school education; her nursing education and career as a nursing instructor at schools and hospitals in Mississippi, West Virginia, and Virginia, including Portsmouth General Hospital. Also includes certificates for classes taken for personal interest, for her hobbies, and for membership in the National Genealogical Society. Also includes a pamphlet on Zuma Memorial Hospital in Nigeria
  • Series V: Oversize contains photographs of Mary Josephine King, her nursing school class, and others; diplomas from Central High School (Birmingham, Alabama), Central High School (Charlotte, North Carolina), Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Queens College, and Old Dominion University; marriage certificates, and a commencement announcement. Also includes Girl Scout sash and hat, graduation cap, scout cards, and Girl Scout badge certificates. Also contains a copy of enlistments in the United States Army prior to May 1815 (letter K) and a Virginia auditor's account from 1783
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Mary Josephine King was born 29 April 1924 in Birmingham, Alabama, to John Berry King (1894-1934) and Susan Edith Smith King (1899-1981). Mary Jo King graduated from Central High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1942, and from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing (Charlotte) in 1945. King taught nursing in Mississippi and in West Virginia, before accepting a position at Portsmouth (Virginia) General Hospital. After retiring from Portsmouth General, she taught part-time at Louise Obici School of Nursing. King was also a genealogist and belonged to several organizations. She did in-depth research on the King, Smith, and related families. Never married, Mary Josephine King died 22 October 2004 in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Mary Josephine King papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
  • King, Mary Josephine, estate
  • Video cd
  • Horton, Harold
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Organized into the following series: I: Family Genealogies. II: Genealogical Correspondence. III: Miscellaneous Genealogical Material. IV: Personal Papers. V: Oversize Materials.
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