Around 1902 Ingle King, looking for opportunities for himself and his family moved from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Iowa, where relatives lived. There he packed up his family, lock, stock & barrel including one young Walter King Sr. and moved out to Washington by train car chartered by several families. Some of the family including Walter Sr. ended up in Freeman and gained employment at the local brickyard. There Walter Sr. met and married Clara Johnson. This is their 1911 wedding picture. This picture compliments of Eddie Kingrey.
The King Clan, circa 1955. Back Row - Virginia (Bailey), Mother Clara King, Evelyn (Cox), Walter Jr. Sitting, Miles (holding new daughter Lori), Arlene (Pulliam-Robertson-Kingrey), and Glenn.
By the time this barn, as pictured here by Eddie Kingrey, was erected in 1945 the King children were having children of there own. They inherited the privilege of spending endless hours in the 'HAYMOW
Walt and Jean King at a volunteer consession at the drag races.
Miles King delivering papers in Clayton while still in grade school. He went on to Deer Park high school from 1938 to 1942.
Miles with some buddies, possibly Gene Cox in the drivers seat.
Miles and his swing band that played for dances from Loon Lake to Spokane.
Glen during training at Chatham Field in Savanna, Georgia in 1942. He was an aerial photographer in the Army Air Corp, in B-24's and traveled throughout the Pacific campaign. He photographed the Japanese surrender to General George Stilwell on Okinawa and ended up in Nagasaki, Japan filming the devastation of the atomic bomb drop at the end of the war.
Eddie with his Uncle Glen and Aunt Beulah in the fall of 2000 at their home in Rewood City, California. Glen loved to travel & tour the sites of San Francisco and hold Mari's hand as they enjoyed the city. Glen passed away the following spring and Beulah a year later.
Here is a fact about my experience with Walt King Jr as a lwa officer. In 1950 Walt was still a Sheriff. One Saturday night Herman Zibell and our dates were parked on Main Street in my 1941 straight 8 Oldsmobile waiting for 9.00 pm to roll around so we could head to the dance at the fair grounds. I said, "Let's just wake this town up," I pushed the gas pedal to the floorboard and the car took off. I hadn't gone a block until Walt King was on my tail. He said, "What am I going to have to do to slow ya down?" I said, "Ya just did sir." I don't know why but he let me off.
Life from the fast lane to the pleasures of life. The lady and love of his life, Mari, Born in Tokyo, raised in Yokohama, became a citizen of the United States of America, Mari and Ed's paths crossed and joined.
Mari helped Eddie fullfil a life long dream, flying. A side note, Edward was one of the grandchildren who got to enjoy life in the haymow on Grandpa Walt's Beaverbrook farm. Eddie would ascend to the cupola and pretend he was in the cockpit of a fighter plane. One day he bailed out and tumbled headfirst to the haymow floor. There was no hay to break his fall but he landed on his head and it saved his life.
After 24 years in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, Edward Kingrey retires at Kingsley Field at Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1998.
During Mr. Kingrey's 3 year stint in Saudi Arabia as an air traffic controller he found it far easier riding a camel to Giza, Egypt's Great Pyramid and Sphinx than it was to walk a mile for one.
In 1967 Eddie was employed by the FAA beginning here at Grant County Airport at Moses Lake Wa. He transferred to the Portland Airport and retired In 1981 Ed Kingrey left the FAA. ,Was hired as a Deputy Sheriff. From there on everything came up roses.
Walter and Clara King family in 1925 on their Beaverbrook farm located only 1/2 mile south of the Clayton school. Back Row - Mother Clara, Walt Jr., Glen, Eddie, and Walter Sr. holding baby Miles. Front row- Virginia (wife of Ted Bailey) Evelyn, (wife of Gene Cox) and Arlene ( wife of William Pullium) and mother of Edward Kingrey. Ed is author of this Web-page. Prior to moving to Clayton, Walter King lived in Waterton, Washington which is near Wenatchee. His father, Ingle King, was born in 1851 and migrated there and was employed in law enforcement. Law & order ran in the family there after for four generations.
Walt King Jr. in this 6th & 7th grade photo.
Walt King Jr. in his 1931 highschool graduation picture.
DPHS Band. One of the leading members, Miles King 4th from right, front row.
Class photo behind Clayton Grade School. Warren and Rainy Nord and Art Stelting have idetified most of the students as L-R front row. Carl Lyndh, Lyle Nord, Darwin Lambier, Oliver Higgins, ?, Miles King and Art Stelting. Standing, Mr. Vickers, Wilbur McCary, ?, Mrs. Vickers, Oriaha, ?, Alice Chan, ?, Gawn Lambier, ?, ?, Irene McNiel, ?, ?, Bud Westby, ?, Fern Jensen, and Mr. O.H. Kearnes.
Eddie Kingrey's step father, Claude Kingrey on the left and Eddie's Cousin John "Dick" Bailey about 1960 on a deer stand in Big Foot Valley.
In a life filled to overflowing this gentleman walked his last mile about a year after this picture was taken. He is seated with two of his very favorite people. On the left of Miles King is Mari Kingrey and on the right is her husband Edward Kingrey. They are the hosts of this web page. Without them this page would not exist. For this we are are very grateful.
Miles King in his Army Air Corps uniform at Madison, Wisconsin around 1944-45. Training with 4th Air Force Heavy Bombardment unit. Miles had been going to college in Cheney and dropped out to join the war effort. He wanted to be a pilot but they determined he " was too nervous" and made him a tail gunner. He was ready to ship overseas when the war ended.
Fresh off the wagon train from St. Joseph, Missouri in 1902 Ingle King and his family settled in Waterville, Washington. He was the Waterville Town Marshall
The 2nd of 4 generations in law enforcement. Deputy Sheriff Walter King Sr. His father was in law inforcement also. Ingle King was born in 1851 and moved to Waterville, Washington where he was Town Marshall. Walt Sr. was followed by his son Walter King Jr. beginning in 1944 as Deputy Sheriff followed by additional walks of life in law enforcement. Following not far behind was Walt King Sr's grandson Edward Kingrey who proudly wore the uniform of Deputy Sheriff in western Washington untill retirement in 2008.
Walter King Jr., Deer Park, Washington, City Marshall and Spokane County Deputy Sheriff.
Deputy Sherff Edward Kingrey of Clark County WA. Capped off the fourth generation of the King family of Law enforcement
In 1988 at the summit of Mount Adams with Mount Rainier in the distance. Edward with his son Kevin
Eddie and his son Kevin Kingrey on the summit of Mt. Hood in Oregon in 1981.
The Saudi Arabia air port at Abha is at an altitude of 8200 feet. This is as high as the top of Mount St. Helens. Edward was stationed here for a number of years beginning in 1982. That was about 30 years ago but the years have been very kind to him.
Miss Kerri Kingrey. on the left in Saudi Arabia with her fellow Flight attendants.