Charles A. "Charlie" King

Charles A. "Charlie" King (HM946)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95818 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 33.786', W 121° 29.946'

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1821 - 1857

— Actor - Comedian - Entrepreneur —

A native of Jamaica Plains, near Boston, Charley King came to Sacramento in the early 1850's. He was a member of the theatrical company that opened the American Theater on the evening of September 9, 1851, it's owner-proprietor was Dr. Volney Spaulding. The theater and its performing company continued to prosper until November 2, 1852, when Sacramento's worst conflagration leveled the city and theater.

In 1853, Charley King formed a partnership with Messrs. Proctor, Venna and Mrs. Woodward and opened The Sacramento Theater in March. The house, not booked steadily and not a paying investment, survived only until August 5, 1854, when the final performance of "Mothers Trust" (California in 1849) was presented by a cast that included Charley King.

Charley King died in Sonora, California, on February 5, 1857, at the young age of 36 years. His remains were brought back to Sacramento for final internment here in the City Cemetery. A handsome marble headstone, long since disappeared, was placed at the burial site. Set in marble was said to have been a very correct likeness of King. The inscription on the stone read:
His Life was Gentle, and the Elements
So Mixed in Him that Nature Might
Stand Up
and Say to all the World
This is a Man
HM NumberHM946
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630764 N 4269362
Decimal Degrees38.56310000, -121.49910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.786', W 121° 29.946'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 47.16" N, 121° 29' 56.76" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1084-1092 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, US
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