Friday, October 31, 2008


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Cornell College video from Youtube

The overview of Sid's life

This blog represents a lifetime of endeavors and photographs of same covering the approximate period 1920 - the present (2008). This portion of the King blog will cover the antics of Hayes Sidney King who was born January 21, 1920 in Fairbank, Iowa to Orin Hayes King and Blanche Elizabeth Ayers. He attended school in Fairbank, graduating from high school in 1937.

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He then attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1937 - 1941. He taught school until January 1942. After the beginning of the war in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and served in various capacities until February 3, 1946, being discharged as a Lieutenant. He then obtained employment as a school teacher in Alpena, Michigan where he remained until the end of the following school year. Not wishing to starve, he accepted a position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation July 19, 1947. He retired January 1, 1972. During the intervening period, Sid and Marilyn became the parents of Sara Jane (Lennox) in 1943, Cynthia Ann (Park) in 1947 and Judith Raye (Liszewski) in 1951. Between retirement and the present time was spent in itinerant travel. The death of Marilyn and remarriage of Sid to Fannie Robbins, divorced and marriage to Roberta (Uible) in 1983.

Sid and Roberta continue to enjoy the retired lifestyle in Sun City West, Arizona. As to future plans, the happy couple is taking advantage of the SCW activities, such as hiking, swimming, and bicycling. Cultural activities include attending the Methodist Episcopal church.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

South Bend

Sid spent a lot of years in South Bend, Indiana.

The official site for South Bend is here. The Wikipedia article about South Bend is South Bend.

Wikipedia, The FBI, and J. Edgar Hoover

Today we used Wikipedia to look up the FBI. I learned that the motto of the FBI is "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity" - which is in the FBI seal above. There are more than 30,000 employees, 56 field offices, 400+ resident agencies and 40+ international international offices.

The two top categories of FBI investigations that led to criminal in 2007 were bank robberies and drugs.

We did, of course, also investigate J. Edgar Hoover, pictured above. Hoover died - while director of the FBI the same year that Sid retired as an FBI agent. Coincidence? We think not.