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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Charles A. “Charlie” King

1821 – 1857

 

— Actor – Comedian – Entrepreneur —

 
Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2019
1. Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker
Inscription.  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
Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
2. Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker
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

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 33.771′ N, 121° 29.99′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker and gravesite are located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veteran of Foreign Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The G.A.R. Memorial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fireman’s Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bigler (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
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Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker and grave image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
3. Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker and grave
 Online Archive of California: Advertisment for Sacramento Theater. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker and grave image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2019
4. Charles A. “Charlie” King Marker and grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on July 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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