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Rosemead in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Andrew J. King

(1833–1923) (No Stone)

 

— Savannah Memorial Park —

 
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By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
1. Andrew J. King Marker
Inscription.  The second son of Samuel King, at 15 he hunted down and Killed Mica Johnson, who allegedly shot his father. This started a long-standing feud between the Kings and the Carlisles. Carlisle tried to kill A.J. in 1865 by stabbing him at a social function. A.J. King went on to become a very prominent man in the community. He was appointed County Judge of Los Angeles in 1868.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 4.904′ N, 118° 4.019′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archie N. Wiggins (here, next to this marker); Samuel King (here, next to this marker); Dr. Thomas A. Mayes (here, next to this marker); Elwood Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); Norman C. Morgan (a few steps from this marker); John Guess, Jr.
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By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
2. Samuel King and Andrew J. King Markers
(a few steps from this marker); John Guess Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Mary Alice Rogers (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
 
Also see . . .  Curious Cases: Family Feud, the King Family of El Monte and Personal Justice, Part Two. The Homestead Blog entry:
Excerpt: Brief report in the July 8, 1865 about an occurrence on the 5th. Los Angeles News.
Affray. On Wednesday evening last, a difficulty occurred between Under Sheriff A. J. King and R.S. Carlisle, in which the former received a severe cut in the right hand; King had several cuts in his clothing—he fired at Carlisle with a derringer, but missed him. a by-stander received a severe cut in the thigh.
And three days later this was reported by the News.
Murderous Affray. A most terrific fight—with six-shooters—occurred in the bar-room of the Bella Union Hotel on Thursday about noon, between Francis and Heustin King—two brothers who were the assailants—and Robert S. Carlisle, which resulted in the death of the latter and one of the former—F. King, who was killed almost instantly—and the supposed fatal wounding of H. King and J.H. Lander; the latter was a by-stander. Mr. Carlisle breathed his last about three o’clock. Some nine or ten parties received balls
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By Geni.com, unknown
3. Judge Andrew J. King
through their garments; one of the number being wounded slightly in the thigh.

Mr. Carlisle’s funeral took place on yesterday, from the Bella Union Hotel, at 4 o’clock. The funeral of Mr. F. King took place at 8 o’clock this morning, from the residence of Mr. A.J. King. Language is palsied—we were unable to describe fully the horrors which have been conferred upon the public mind by the sad events of the week. We shrink from the subject.
(Submitted on July 26, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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