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Max Zan Konig

Max Zan Konig[1, 2, 3]

Male 1866 - 1935  (68 years)

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  • Name Max Zan Konig  [4
    • Also called Max Z. King
    Nickname Max Z. King 
    Born 20 Oct 1866  Austria Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1923-1930  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Shown in the 1923 City Directory as a "mach[inist]" with home at 1029 1/2 North Bonnie Brae. Shown in 1924 City Directory at same residence address.

    Not listed in the 1925 or 1926 City Directories.

    In 1927 listed at 1029 North Bonnie Brae.

    In 1928-1929 listed at 1031 North Bonnie Brae.

    In 1930 listed as "Mgr, Bonnie Dale Hotel, 1031 North Bonnie Brae." 
    Address:
    1029 -1030 North Bonnie Brae
    Los Angeles, California
    United States 
    Will 15 Sep 1935  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    According to the probate documents (there was no will) Max King owned a small hotel at the time of his death - the Bonnie Dale Hotel - located at 1027-1031 North Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles.

    The inventory indicate that he owned the property on which the hotel was located (lots 26 and 27A of the Lake Side Tract, as per map recorded at Page 42 in Book 6 of Maps, Records of Los Angeles County, California; also that portion of Lot 4 in Block 40 of Hancock's Survey as per map recorded at Page 208 et seq in Book 2, Miscellaneous Records of said County).

    Lot 26 was appraised at $5,000, and lot 27A at $2,500, on 20 Jan 1936. In addition, Max had $209.25 on deposit in the Bank of America, and $150.00 in household goods, furniture, and furnishings in the four buildings numbered 1027, 1029, 1029 1/2 and 1031 on North Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles.

    Max also owned lots 1 to 6 (inclusive) in Block 14 in the Town of Los Alamos, as per map recorded at Page 406, in Book B of the Miscellaneous Records of Santa Barbara County.

    The Claims against the estate included Forest Lawn Association (undertakers), $459.95, a plumber, and Dr. W. V. Patterson ($45.00).

    The hotel appears to have been operated as a going concern, and lot 1 was sold for $7,550 (gain of $2,550), lot 2 was sold for $4,800 (gain of $2,300), and the personal property sold for $500 (gain of $350). The two lots were encumbered.

    The amount distributed to Helen King Wilkinson and Geraldine Allen was approximately $5,000, and the six Los Alamos lots.
     
    Address:
    1027 - 1031 North Bonnie Brae Street
    Los Angeles, California
    United States 
    Died 15 Sep 1935 
    Buried 17 Sep 1935  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • The General Store was built in 1880, shortly after the town of Los Alamos, California was founded in 1876. Los Alamos was a major stage coach stop on the route that ran from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara. The General Store is one of the oldest buildings in town. In 1882, the echo of horses hooves from the stage coach diminished with the replacement of the long whistling and rhythmic sounds of the Pacific Coast Railway.

      The General Store was purchased in 1900 by Max King and renamed "The Emporium." The new store was transformed into a department store. However, the following year the Southern Pacific Rail Road built a wider-gauge track from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara bypassing the town of Los Alamos. With the development of the new railway, the Pacific Coast Railway could not compete with the larger railway company and eventually closed down its operations in 1934.

      From the website for The General Store, Los Alamos: http://www.generalstoreca.com/index.html
    Person ID I8  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2008 

    Family Rachel Morris,   b. 15 Nov 1873, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1941, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Record ID Number MH:F4 
    Children 
    +1. Geraldine Rose King,   b. 31 Aug 1899, Los Alamos, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1985, Auburn Ravine Convalescent Hospital, Auburn, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Helen Lucile King,   b. 10 Aug 1903, Los Alamos, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1980, Irvine, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Melville Sanford King,   b. 21 Oct 1905,   d. 07 Feb 1906, Los Alamos, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Documents
    New York Times Article - 'Violent Earthquate Shock in California' - Published 1 Aug 1902
    New York Times Article - "Violent Earthquate Shock in California" - Published 1 Aug 1902
    "Buildings Razed in Los Alamos and People Panic-Stricken. Every Brick Structure in Town Either Demolished or Seriously Damaged - No Loss of Life Reported - Great Gaps in the Earth." This earthquake hit Los Alamos on 31 July 1902. (The great San Franciso earthquake was on 18 April 1906, almost four years later.)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2008 14:26:37 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photograph of the Los Alamos General Store
    Photograph of the Los Alamos General Store
    The "Emporium" during the period owned by Max Z. King
    A modern drawing of the Los Alamos General Store
    A modern drawing of the Los Alamos General Store
    Max King
    Max King
    Undated photograph. Kindly provided by John (Jack) Allen, Max's grandson. Geraldine King Allen wrote on the back of the photo, "My dad."
    Los Alamos General Store - The Emporium - July 1909
    Los Alamos General Store - The Emporium - July 1909
    This photo is courtesy of John (Jack) Allen. Written on the back, "Mother and grandpa in front and Pet the horse that bit me." The store motto was "We don't sell cheap goods, we sell good goods cheap." The photo shows Geraldine King and her father Max King [Konig].

    Documents
    Max Z. King (and family) Entry in the 1910 United States Federal Census
    Max Z. King (and family) Entry in the 1910 United States Federal Census
    Max Z. King Entry in the 1920 United States Federal Census
    Max Z. King Entry in the 1920 United States Federal Census
    California Voter Registration Records - 1900-18
    California Voter Registration Records - 1900-18
    Undated, from Santa Barbara County
    Rachel Morris King Obituary - <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> - 16 Jan 1941 - Page A3
    Rachel Morris King Obituary - San Francisco Chronicle - 16 Jan 1941 - Page A3
    "In this city, January 15, 1941, Rachel, beloved wife of the Max King, loving mother of Mrs. John Allen, Mrs. Albert J. Wilkinson of Honolulu, devoted sister of Mrs. Robert Salinger. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 o'clock p.m. at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter St., near Polk."
    Max Z. Konig [King] and Family - 1900 United States Census - Los Alamos, California
    Max Z. Konig [King] and Family - 1900 United States Census - Los Alamos, California
    The 1900 census shows Max Z. Konig (born October 1866, age 33, born in Austria, emigrated to the United States in 1887, a merchant) living with wife Rachel (born November 1873, age 26) and daughter Geraldine (born May 1899, 9 months old). Address: Bell Street, Los Alamos, California.

    Year: 1900; Census Place: Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, California; Roll: T623 110; Page: 2B
    Max Z. King Obituary - <i>Los Angeles Times</i> - 17 Sep 1935 - Part II, Page 18
    Max Z. King Obituary - Los Angeles Times - 17 Sep 1935 - Part II, Page 18
    "Max Z. King, beloeved father of Geraldine Allen of San Francisco and Helen Wilkinson of Honolulu, T. H. Services today at 11 AM in the Little Church of the Flowers. Mortuary, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association, Inc., in charge."
    Max Z. King Death Certificate - Los Angeles County, California
    Max Z. King Death Certificate - Los Angeles County, California
    The death certificate of Max Z. King shows he was residing at 1031 North Bonnie Brae Street, Los Angeles, at the time of his death on 15 Sep 1935 in Monte Sano Hospital. His date of birth is shown as 20 Oct 1866 (age 68 yrs 10 mos 25 days) - in U.S. for 50 years, California for 40 years. Occupation shown as "general merchant," until 1915 (date of sale of Los Alamos store?). Causes of death: apoplexy and cerebral hemorrhage (for four days), chronic nephritis. Informant John B. Allen of San Francisco.

    District 1901, local registration number 11484.
    Max Z. King - 1930 United States Census
    Max Z. King - 1930 United States Census
    The 1930 census shows Max Z. King, age 60, divorced, living at 1031 North Bonnie Brae, Los Angeles. He owns the property, with a value of $25,000. He is shown as a hotel proprietor, having emigrated to the United States in 1886. He is shown as born in Austria.

    Publication Number: T626
    Publication Title: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930
    Content Source: NARA
    Census Year: 1930
    State: California
    County: LOS ANGELES
    Browse Description: LOS ANGELES CITY
    Enumeration District: 19-396
    Description: LOS ANGELES CITY, ASSEMBLY DIST. 64 (PART), BOUNDED BY (N) SUNSET BLVD.; (E) GLENDALE BLVD.; (S) BELLEVUE AVE.; (W) N. ALVARADO.
    Sheet Number: 12B
    'San Francisco Girl Marries Wilkinson'
    "San Francisco Girl Marries Wilkinson"
    Miss Helen King married Albert Wilkinson "immediately after disembarking from the steamship Maui." Mr Wilkinson was assistant auditor at the Bank of Hawaii, and Miss King was "a well known California girl."

    Headstones
    Max King's Grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
    Max King's Grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
    Max Z. King was interred in Interment Space 1, Lot 896, Section: Sunrise Slope on September 17, 1935. He was 68 years, 10 months and 25 days old at the time of his death on September 15, 1935. Information provided by Carmen Ramos, Glendale Records, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, by e-mail dated 26 Jun 2008.

    Histories
    Ted Gostin's Genealogical Report on Max Z. Konig [King] and the Morris Family of San Francisco - In June 2008 I retained the services of Ted Gostin to help me find out what he could about Max Z. Konig [King], owner of the Los Alamos General Store (Emporium) in the early 1900's, and the arrival of the Morris family from Prussia in the 1860's.
    Ted Gostin's Genealogical Report on Max Z. Konig [King] and the Morris Family of San Francisco - In June 2008 I retained the services of Ted Gostin to help me find out what he could about Max Z. Konig [King], owner of the Los Alamos General Store (Emporium) in the early 1900's, and the arrival of the Morris family from Prussia in the 1860's.
    This is Ted's preliminary report, dated 5 Sept 2008, with attachments. It is a searchable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file, 9.32 MB in size. Ted's website is at www.generationspress.com/research.html

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] 1910 United States Federal Census.
      1910 United States Federal Census shows Max Z. King (age 43 nearest birthday) and wife Ray (age 32) married for 12 years. They are living with two children, Geraldine R. (age 10) and Helen L. (age 6). They've been married for 12 years, and live with two servants. Max is shown as a merchant in a general store. He is shown as owning his own home, free of mortgage.

    2. [S49] 1920 United States Federal Census.
      The 1920 United States Federal Census shows only Max Z. King in Los Alamos. He is shown as owning his own house, free of mortgage, and age 53 at nearest birthday. He is married. Year of immigration into the United States is 1887, naturalised in 1890. Able to read and write. Born in Bukowina, Austria. General merchant, self-employed.

    3. [S54] 1900 United States Federal Census, Supv Dist No. 6, Sheet 2B, Enum. Dist. No. 160.
      The 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Los Alamos (June 1, 1900) shows Max Z. King (born Oct 1886, immigrated to U.S. 1887, Naturalised) living with his wife Rachel (born Nov 1873) and daughter Geraldine (born May 1899). Max and Rachel are shown as married for two years, and he is shown as a merchant.

    4. [S4914] California Voter Registrations, (www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Undated California voter registration record shows name of Max Zan Konig, age 34, in Los Alamos. On (presumably) later voter registration records name is shown as Max King, a storekeeper -- and Republican.

    5. [S4927] Forest Lawm Memorial Park, Carmen E. Ramos (Reliability: 2).
      Forest Lawn indicated Max was 68 years 10 months 25 days old at the time of his death. This agrees with the October 1866 date that I had previously. Doing the calculations this indicates a date of birth of 21 Oct 1866. To calculate elapsed dates, I used http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/birthday.html

    6. [S56] California State Registrar, District 1901, Local Register 11484 (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 1935.
      Date of birth shown as 20 Oct 1866

    7. [S4955] Los Angeles City Directory, The Los Angeles Directory Company (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S4954] Superior Court - State of California (Reliability: 3), 1935 - 1937.

    9. [S4927] Forest Lawm Memorial Park, Carmen E. Ramos (Reliability: 3), 26 Jun 2008.