Charles F King
Born in Wilmington, Del., Oct. 4, 1841; Senator King mustered into federal service on Oct. 17, 1861, Co. C, 1st Regt., Delaware Volunteer Infantry, private; saw action at 2d Manassas; discharged with “camp fever;’ relocated in Schuylkill County; reenlisted as a private, Aug. 17, 1862, with the 137th Regt., PVI – nine month service. He was promoted to corporal at organization and Ordinance Sgt. before mustering out on June 1, 1863. King saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, the Mud March, and Chancellorsville. After the war, he worked as a construction contractor for the Philadelphia and East Mahanoy Railroad; built the Luzerne County Jeddo Tunnel; and supervised similar mining and rail projects for the Pennsylvania, Erie, and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads; served as chief contractor for Brazil’s Madeira and Mamore roads and worked in the same capacity on the Mexican Central Railroad. He served in the state House of Representatives, 1871, 1873, and 1875; and the state Senate, 1883-1886. Senator King died on March 20, 1912.