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Harry Ethelbert King of London, Ontario, Canada- looking for descendants

Continuing with the story and family of Marks Hyamovitch, brother of my great grandfather Samuel Haimowitz, I wanted to write about a man named Harry Ethelbert King. It is my hope that this post will eventually lead to the descendants of Harry and the ability to connect them to a family they may not be aware of.

Marks Hyamovitch and Polly Hyamovitch (nee Weiss) had a daughter by the name of Annie born in 1912, London, England. Known as Annie Hyams, she was first married to Jack Simmons and had 2 children with him.

It is impossible to know the circumstances but sometime in 1942/43 Annie met a private in the Canadian Royal Forces by the name of Harry Ethelbert King who was stationed in London, England. Harry and Annie, never married but they had 1 daughter together by the name of Jeanette born in 1943.

Annie’s story continues as she went on to meet and marry a second time to Frederick Robert Brown, an American. She would have 3 more children with him.

What we would love to solve is finding the King 1/2 siblings of Jeanette and their families. The discovery of the obituary for Harry Ethelbert King provided much information. Using the phenomenal resource of the Tracing The Tribe Facebook page, someone located his obituary, not accessible on line I was told how to locate it.  I was directed to for help and for the nominal fee of $5, I was able to get Harry’s obituary as well as information on possibly receiving some service related information for him.

Harry Ethelbert King was born 13 October, 1916, in Gorrie, Huron Co., Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Stephen Larkin King b. 22 Jan, 1888, Howick, Huron Co., Ontario and Mary Jane McCullough b. 1892, Ontario. She was the daughter of  Hugh McCullough and Almeda Dafoe. Stephen and Mary Jane were married on 23 Dec. 1911 in Huron, Ontario, Canada.

Stephen and Mary Jane had 4 children – Velda (1913) , Harry (1916), Leonard (1918), and Everard John (1920).

On the 25 May, 1935 Harry had married Maude Irene Mortis (1913) daughter of Alfred E. Mortis and Susan Harriet Hilton. 

Harry and Maude had 4 children together and from his obituary below we were able to learn the names of Jeanette’s 4  half siblings.

Obituary for Harry Ethelbert King 



Mrs. Mary Irene (King) McQuaid

Mrs Esther (King) Reep (Wilfred)

Mrs Ruth Ann (King) Wheatley (John)

Alfred King

Also from the obituary we were able to confirm the names of Harry’s siblings  with the town they were living in at the time of Harry’s passing. Leonard King of Listowel, Lorne King of Woodstock, and Mrs George (Velda) Corrie of Watford. Missing was Everard John unless he was using Lorne.




An adoptee who found both her maternal and paternal side 18 years ago, I began digging into my new found families past. The journey has been amazing connecting and reconnecting lost and found generations.

16 thoughts on “Harry Ethelbert King of London, Ontario, Canada- looking for descendants

  1. Great sleuthing, Sharon! Can you remind me how Harry is connected to your family? I assume through Jeanette, but I don’t remember how. Thanks!

    1. Hi Amy ~ Jeanette is my 2nd cousin 1x removed connecting with the Haicmowitz family- her mother Annie had an affair with Harry which resulted in a child which was Jeanette. Harry is not connected really just the ‘baby daddy’ which is said so freely these days…

  2. What a great resource one obituary can be! I do hope that the members you are hoping to find show up, or their children or grandchildren do. Ten years ago, I was eagerly looking forward to the 1940 census, and hoping for great discoveries. There were a few. Now I await the 1950 census! It’s the first one on which I may find myself. =) I really hope to find others in my family who have been hiding. I hope you find some, too.

    1. Thank you Sue – It is exciting to anticipate what might come from this post. I remember waiting eagerly for the 1940 census too and here we are on the cusp of the 1950…my time is flying 🙂

  3. I hope you can find the half-siblings! Aren’t the Facebook groups a great help?! I am really struggling with the Canadian side of my husband’s family. You have made me wonder if I need help. I wonder if there is a Canadian genealogy Facebook group!

  4. My name is Patricia mcintosh nee king my father was Leonard king who is a brother of harry king my uncle my dad was I the army with Harry serving in England where he met and married my mother Joan who knew Anne when she met harry, I have heard of Ann and her daughter Jeannette and would love to correspond with them I lost my dad and my mom my mom just last year, I have one brother living in listowel his name is Leonard king jr hope to hear from you

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