Cemeteries of Southwest Harbor - King Cemetery        
King Cemetery
Southwest Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com


(8 August 2010)





Location: UTM: 19T 0555571, 4901329; Lat./Long.: N 44°15′47.1″ x W 68°18′13.6″

Directions: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 102/198 at the north end of Mount Desert Island, go straight ahead (south) onto Routes 102/198. In approximately 11.3–11.4 miles (about 0.8 miles of which are south of the blinking light in the village of Southwest Harbor), turn left onto Route 102A. In approximately 1.2 miles, turn left onto Kings Lane. In less than 0.1 miles, a wide trail on the right leads to the cemetery.

History:

Notes: There appears to be no regular maintenance in this cemetery. Two previously unreported stones were discovered on 8 August 2010—one was underground except for its base and the other was outside the open area.

Names and dates on gravestones and other markers: (complete as of 8 August 2010)
BILLINGS
   D. G. B[ILLINGS?]. [footstone only]
   Davis C. - d. 12 October 1872, “in the Bay of Honduras”, Æ 24 y., 4 m.
   Melvill [sic] R. - d. September 1866 Æ 21 y., 4 m., 18 d.
   Reuben (husb. of Sarah W.) - d. 25 August 1899 Æ 87 y., 10 m., 24 d.
   Sarah W. (wife of Reuben) - d. 15 April 1872 Æ 56 y., 3 m., 7 d.
KING
   Adelaide V. (wife of Joseph L.) - d. 13 May 1928 Æ 77 y., 10 m., 24 d.
   D. K[ING?]. [footstone only]1
   David (Capt.; husb. of Lucy and Emma) - d. 11 August 1880 Æ 76 y., 7 m.
   Emma (wife of Capt. David) - d. 6 April 1876 Æ 66 y., 2 m., 7 d.
   Everett D. (son of Joseph L. and Adelaide V.) - d. 8 December 1880 Æ 4 y., 4 m., 13 d.
   Frances M. (dau. of Capt. David and Emma) - d. 6 August 1862 Æ 18 y., 11 m., 8 d.
   Joseph L. (husb. of Adelaide V.) - d. 22 August 1901 Æ 66 y., 11 d.
   Josephine M. (wife of Leslie S.) - b. 21 August 1879; d. 12 October 1910
   Leslie S. (husb. of Josephine M.) - b. 1879; d. 1936
   Lucy (wife of Capt. David) - d. 19 April 1839 Æ 33 y., 8 m., 15 d.
   P. M. [KING?] [footstone only]1
MOORE
   Hazel D. (dau. of Fairfield H. and Helen F. [no stones]) - d. 1 January 1896 Æ 8 m., 7 d.
PARKER
   infant (son of James A. and Julia E. [no stones]) - [b. and?] d. 13 April 1889
SPURLING
   Julia E. (wife of Edward T. [no stone]) - d. 9 February 1896 Æ 24 y., 5 m.
TORREY
   Freeman C. (husb. of Martha) - b. 27 July 1823; d. 12 March 1880
   Martha (wife of Freeman C.) - b. 11 January 1827; d. 5 November 1911

Note:
   1D. K. and P. M. K. are footstones on adjacent graves. The headstones are worn, broken, and/or crumbling. A working hypothesis is that these footstones are for David King Jr., a son of David King and first wife Lucy […], and for Phebe M. King, a daughter of David King and second wife Emma […].



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