The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Ralph King, 1801-1878

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1801.02.18
Place of Birth: Darien, GA
Date of Death: 1878.10.11
Place of Death: Georgetown, DC


He was the son of Roswell King, the founder of Roswell, GA. He married twice. 1. Isabella Gibbs (AMW's cousin), by whom he had one child, Ida Bayard; the latter married her second cousin and son of AMW, William McNeill Whistler. 2. Mildred ('Millie') M. Bronaugh.


He went into the finance business in New York, and became a successful broker. He handled AMW's financial affairs in the early 1850s. He retired in Georgetown, Washington, DC.