Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Clement Julius King

I don't have any documented data yet on Clement but possibilities are:

Obit for Michael King of Isadore obit 20 May 1947 has a son, Clement King as living at home.

Possible Clement J. King. This obit does not mention Korea but it is still possible to be the right Clement. If anyone can tell me if this is correct please email me at kingsley@aol.com and put Korea in the subject heading. Thank You.

Man Victim of Home Fire in Leelanau 29 Nov 1971 page 1 and 11
Michael J. King (Clement) King, 56, of county road 643 near Cedar, Leelanau County, was burned to death early Sunday morning when fire destroyed the farm home in which he was living. Police and the Leelanau county medical examiner said the boy was almost totally consumed by the flames.

The fire was first observed by Patrick Fitpatrick of R. 2, Cedar, at 5:55 a.m. when flames from the home, located across the road from his own house, lighted up his living room.
Fitpatrick told his wife to call the Cedar Volunteer Fire Department and he rushed across the road to the house engulfed in flames with fire pouring from the roof. Unable to enter it, he pushed the car parked alongside it away from the flames.

Mrs. Fitpatrick told state police she had looked at the house shortly before her husband observed the flames and saw nothing amiss. She said she had seen the car driven into the yard and parked alongside the house at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
George Rosinski, a member of the Cedar Fire Department was enroute hunting when he saw the flames shooting from the house as he arrived at the intersection of county roads 645 and 643. He said the fire was pouring from the center of the structure through the roof.

Rosinski drove to Cedar, triggered the alarm and drove the fire truck to the scene of the blaze. He was unable to enter the house which by this time was a roaring inferno.
Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Pleva, who lives in the first house west of the fire scene, hurried to the home and attempted to enter it through a rear door which led to another rear door into the structure. He was unable to force his way through the second door because of intense smoke and flames.

The house was owned by Pleva who was purchasing it from King. It was a two-story L-shaped structure heated by an oil space-heater located in the center of the home. An electrical junction was also located at this point in the house. The house was burned to the ground without even the walls remaining.

Police and fireman believe the blaze originated near the center of the structure on the first floor. The body was found in the pantry area.

Mr. King of Solon Township was born Dec. 28, 1914, the son of Michael and Theresa King. He worked for Koenig Construction Company in Traverse City for 15 years and for the past 10 years was employed with Pleva's Market in Cedar. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Isadore.

He is survived by three brothers, Dominick and Edward, both of Traverse City and John of Cedar; five sisters, Mrs. Tillie Flaska and Mrs. Rose Holt, both of Maple City; Mrs. Veronica Zielkowski and Mrs. Francis Stanislawski, both of Cedar, and Mrs. Harold Barr of Traverse City.

A rosary will be recited this evening at 8 p.m. at Ray Martinson funeral home in Suttons Bay and the fuenral mass will be conducted at 10 a. m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Church in Isadore with the Rev. Father Benedict Marciulionis as celebrant. Burial will be made in Cavalry cemetery.