Wilbur Conway King1

M, #3580, b. 24 July 1891, d. 17 July 1964
Last Edited=15 May 2009
     Wilbur Conway King, son of James Walker King and Virginia Beauregard Zellner, was born on 24 July 1891.1 Wilbur Conway King was the son of James Walker King and Virginia Beauregard Zellner.1

"Citrus County Citizens were saddened by the death of Wilbur C. King - member of the Florida Public Utilities Commission - a native of Lecanto and a member of the Pioneer Citrus County Family Kings. King age 73 was killed in a two car collision on July 17, 1964 near Inglis, Florida. The wreck occurred during a blinding rainstorm. King, known as "The Daddy of the Rural Telephone System in Florida" was in his fifth Term as Commissioner and had served a Term as Chairman of the Commission. During his earl years on the Commission, King started a long range program which resulted in placing more than 300,000 telephones in rural and remote areas. After growing up in Citrus County, he moved to Zolfo Springs in Hardee County and was prominent in Public Affairs there. When he loved in Lecanto he served as the Lecanto Community Correspondent for "The Chronicle."2

Wilbur Conway King died on 17 July 1964 at Inglis, Levy County, Florida, at age 72.1

Citations

  1. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 17, 2009.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."
  2. [S399] Judy Kroker, "Family Group Sheets for Thomas King III Sons and Daughters", April, 2009 (Longwood, Florida). These family group sheets are a compilation of the research of several King and Adams family researchers., Received by e-mail from Judy Krocker April 17, 2009. The specific newspaper from which it is quoted was not named.. Hereinafter cited as "King Family Group Sheets."