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Ruth Jane Tabor daughter of Arthur Raymond and Athra Dell (Davis) Tabor was born 28 SEP 1924 in Denoya, Osage County, Oklahoma, died 7 JAN 2014 in Farmington, San Juan Co., New Mexico and is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, San Jaun County, New Mexico1. She married Robert Raymond King son of George Harrison and Mary (Severns) King He was born 15 FEB 1921 in Mayfield, Sumner County, Kansas died 3 APR 1967 in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico2and is buried in Summit Ridge Cemetery, AKA Sunset Memorial Gardens, Dolores, Montezuma Co. Colorado.

  Five of Raymond and Ruth's children were killed in the Udall Tornado in Sumner County, Kansas. Mr. King was in a TB hospital in Norton, Kansas and Ruth with Jerry, Judy, Janita, and Lori went to visit nearby relatives leaving the younger children at home with the oldest daughter. When she returned she found a tornado had touched down destroying their house and killing Nancy, Ronnie, Billy, Victor, and Barbara Anne.3
Children of Ruth and Robert are:

i Nancy Faye King; b. 19 July 1942 in Kansas; d. 25 May 1955 in Sumner County, Kansas;
Burial: Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Wellington, Sumner, Kansas.
ii Jerry Lance King; b. 2 NOV 1943 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas;
d. 24 NOV 1960 in Montezuma County, Colorado; Burial: Summit Ridge Cemetery, Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado
74    iii Judy Darlene King b. 19 May 1946 in Farmington, San Juan Co., New Mexico,
d. January 1979 in Hanksville, Wayne County, Utah.
iv Ronnie Wade King b. 18 December 1948 in Sumner County, Kansas;
d. 25 May 1955 in Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas; Burial Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
v Billy Wyne King; b. 11 January 1950 in Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas;
d. 25 May 1955 in Sumner County, Kansas; Burial: Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas.
vi Victor "Vickie" Alan King, b. 9 JUL 1951 in Sumner County, Kansas;
d. 25 MAY 1955 in Sumner County, Kansas; Burial Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas.
vii Barbara Anne King b. 21 JUN 1954 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas
d. 25 MAY 1955 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas; Burial Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner, Kansas.
80 viii Janita King
6225 ix Lora King
82 x. Richard (Ric) King

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1. Title: Obituary Published in Farmington Daily Times from Jan. 14 to Jan. 25, 2014 Source Text: Ruth Jane Tinker, 89, of Aztec, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Farmington. She was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Denoya, Okla., to Arthur and Athra Tabor. Ruth was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Raymond King and Joe Tinker Jr. of Aztec; sons, Jerry, Ronald, Billy, Victor and Richard King; daughters, Nancy, Judy and Barbara Ann King; six siblings and one grandchild. She is survived by her daughters, Lora (Wayne) McEwen and Janita Sawyer; 15 grandchildren, two of whom she raised, Chrissy Deal and Michelle Koonce; 35 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Heiland Road in Aztec, with pastor Bob Schlauger officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Isaiah Mendieta, Phelan Mendieta, Elisha Journey, Josiah Brooks, Liam Jardine and Jason Jardine. Ruth's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main Ave., 505-334-9332. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at Media Type: Newspaper Confidence: 2.
Title: "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch Source Text: Name: Ruth J Tabor Event Type: Census Event Year: 1930 Event Place: Oxford, Sumner, Kansas, United States Gender: Female Age: 5 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter Birth Year (Estimated): 1925 Birthplace: Oklahoma Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's Birthplace: Missouri Affiliate Film Number: 724 Media Type: Web page Confidence:3 URL:

2. Title: BollingUchtman Source Text: ID: I4479 Name: Raymond KING Sex: M Father: George Harrison KING b: 11 JUL 1872 Mother: Mary Massie SEVERNS Marriage 1 Ruth ? b: ABT 1925 Living KING Nancy Faye KING b: 07-19-1942 Living KING Living KING Ronnie Wayde KING b: 12-18-1948 Living KING Billy Wayne KING b: 01-19-1950 Vickie Allen KING b: 07-09-1952 Living KING Barbara Ann KING b: 06-21-1954 Media Type: Web page Confidence: 2 URL:

3. Title: Ruth King Type: Verbal CONFIDENCE 3
   Title: The Topeka Capital-Journal Source Text: Before striking Udall, the twister blew away the three-room home of the Raymond King family northeast of Oxford, in Sumner County, killing five of the couple's 10 children. The victims ranged in age from 3 to 12, according to news accounts. Media Type: Web page CONFIDENCE 2 URL:


0 Unreliabe evidence or estimated data.
1 Questionable reliability of evidence.
2 Secondary evidence.
3 Direct & primary evidence.