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Howdy Folks! Welcome to My Gene Tree.

"It takes about three generations for people to forget. Those that experience the disaster themselves pass it to their children and their grandchildren, but then the memory fades," Fumihiko Imamura, professor in disaster planning at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan.

This is probably true of many memories, especially of family.

As a youngster, I liked reading tales of archeological discoveries. National Geographic was full of them. Through out my life, I have often looked upon my endeavors as "What would archeologists think about this if they ever found it in a million years." So I began this history, a digital tale of my branch of the John Darty King family line from its merge at the William D.King Sr. to Colleen Fryback point forward and back.

This is also the place to pass on family history in the activities section.

This site was created using Family Tree Builder provided by My Daddy, William King Sr. provided the base GEDCOM file from which this was created. Now all we have to do is keep it updated. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. 

Good news ! Everything has changed here. There is a great new offline editor, which now allows tracking multiple marriage, adoption etc. Due to that nifty neat editor there are some errors that have cropped up but, I'm diligently trying to correct them as I find them.Please let me know if you find one

If you are a member of this Family or site be sure and set your Preferences under the Settings Tab to stay updated on whats going on with the Kings and Frybacks. Laughing

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Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 1661 names in our family site.
The site was last updated on July 25 2015, and it currently has 125 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.  

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 Thank you Vickie and Cyndie, and also the love of my life. Appreciate your thoughts and wishes. 
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Family memories:Burnt Biscuits
Posted by: Bill King on Aug 9 2013 11:38
When I was a kid, my Grandma liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day. On thatevening so long ago, she had placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my Granddad. I remember waiting to see if anyonenoticed!
Yet all my Granddad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Grandma and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Grandma apologize to my Granddad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burnedbiscuits every now and then." Later that night, I went to kiss Grandaddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Grandma put in a hard day of work today and she's real tired. And besides -a little burned biscuit never hurt
anyone!" As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. I'm not the best at anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.
But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults, and choosing to celebrate each other's differences, is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. And that's my prayer for you today... that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife, parent-child, sibling, or friends! So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine.
William King Sr.
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Announcements:Mourning the passing of Catherine Ott Houk Shaffer Arbaugh
Posted by: Bill King on July 25 2012 21:34
Catherine (Ott, Houk, Shaffer) Arbaugh, passed away July 23rd. She was 103 lacking three months of being 104.
The funeral will be Monday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m.
The funeral will be at the Raven Funeral Home in Marion. She'll be buried in the same cemetery as Charlie (Bud) in
the family plot.
If you would like to send a card to Rosie, her address is; 6384 W. 250 South, Swayzee IN. 46986
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Babies:Waiting on a new Grandbaby
Posted by: Bill King on May 5 2011 20:08

I guess I could mention that the wife and I are currently in Port Saint Lucie, Florida anxiously awaiting the birth of our daughters second childSealed. She is due any day now but, we must return to our Oklahoma Home on May 10th.

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Family stories:Grandpa Frybacks homebound ship, The George Washington
Posted by: Bill King on Oct 24 2010 11:02

The second George Washington was built as German passenger liner George Washington by the Vulcan Works, Stettin, Germany; and launched 10 November 1908. She was operated by the North Germany Lloyd Line until World War I when she sought refuge in New York, a neutral port in 1914. With the American entry into the war in 1917, George Washington was taken over 6 April and towed to the New York Navy Yard for conversion into a transport. She commissioned 6 September 1917, Captain Edwin T. Pollock in command.

George Washington sailed with her first load of troops 4 December 1917 and during the next 2 years made 18 round trip voyages in support of the A.E.F. During this period she also made several special voyages. President Wilson and the American representatives to the Paris Peace Conference sailed for Europe in George Washington 4 December 1918. On this crossing she was protected by Pennsylvania, and was escorted into Brest, France, 13 December by nine battleships and several divisions of destroyers in an impressive demonstration of American naval strength. On her trip home from this voyage, she brought Charles home. George Washington also carried Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt and the Chinese and Mexican peace commissions to France in January 1919 and on 24 February returned President Wilson to the United States. The President again embarked on board George Washington in March 1919; arriving France 13 March, and returned at the conclusion of the historic conference 8 July 1919.

On the last page of Grandpas War Diary he mentions going home on this ship. What is neat this story puts the George Washington in Brest during December 1918 when grandpa came home so it really puts some impact the story.

Book on the 139th Artillery Battery of Indiana. Grandpa is listed as Charles 'S' Fryback.

Grandpa's hometown. Bluffton, Indiana.

This was supposed to be the caption for one of the pages from Grandpas war diary. Unfortunately, the captions don't allow hyperlinks.

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Announcements:From: Jennifer Diciurcio (King)
Posted by: Bill King on Oct 5 2010 23:26
Hi All,

I just wanted to let you know that Jessica is selling fun shaped pasta for cheerleading. This is probably the only fundraiser that our out of town family can participate in. They have neat shaped pasta, chili kits, chicken noodle kits and cookies. If you want to check it out, the link is

If you order anything, make sure you pick Jessica's name from the drop down menu on the check out page so that she can get the credit.

Thanks and we all love you!

Jenn and Jess
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Babies:Congratulations to
Posted by: Bill King on Sep 7 2010 20:53

Anthony DiCiurcio and Jennifer Renae King (DiCiurcio) announced the arrival of a new member to their family, due in about 9 months, give or take a few weeks.


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Important:Be careful posting photos from your phone to the internet
Posted by: Bill King on Aug 23 2010 08:10

The NYT had this article on Aug 11, 2010.

Web photos that reveal secrets, like where you live

Cell phones and cameras have the ability to geo-tag photos, marking their EXIF files with the latitude and longitude from the GPS in the devices. This information can then be extracted to show where the picture was taken, which can lead to, well, the location of where ones wall safe is...

Some site, remove the EXIF information. Facebook appears to be one of those sites. My Heritage is not. The EXIF information is available to any and all who so desire and have the tools to view it.

Get your EXIF file viewer add in for Firefox here: EXIF Viewer for Firefox

EXIF information from Sharons Pineapple Cake photo

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Important:My Heritage Family Toolbar
Posted by: Bill King on Aug 2 2010 08:36

Hi, Bill Jr. here. Shamelessy promoting our family web site. Just wanted to tell everyone about a new feature My Heritage has. The My Heritage Toolbar. get it here at the site by clicking on DOWNLOADS then select the Toolbar. It is a quick download and install that works with Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once installed one may conduct searches with Google, one click access to the Kings Web ssite, Instant notifications about upcoming family events (Birthdays, Anniversaries..) and, neatest of all, an integrated Family Chat room. The chat room allows communication between onlline family members via text, video, or graphics. Works like most messengers just seems to be smoother and quicker. SO, be sure and give it whirl today.


Bill Jr.

Here is the nitty gritty from My Heritage about the Family Toolbar.

Here are few tips on how to get the most of it:

1. Family Toolbar is free. If you didn't complete the download or installation of the toolbar, you can download it again from this page.

2. A useful feature in the toolbar is family chat: an instant messenger that connects you with your family members for text, audio and webcam video chats, for free. The toolbar will display a Chat menu if any of your family members are online, simply select any of them from the menu to invite them to chat with you. Or, you may be invited by one of them to chat. For this to work, more of your family members need to have the Family Toolbar, and then you can chat with them any time they surf the Web. If you haven't invited family members to your site yet, you can do it here.

3. The Family Toolbar will check the calendar on your family site and inform you visually if there are any upcoming birthdays or wedding anniversaries of family members close to you, today or tomorrow. So you won't miss important events. You can even send birthday greetings right from the toolbar.

4. The Family Toolbar allows you to run convenient searches on the Web. Just type your search in the toolbar's search box and hit enter. You can also search for names here, and will display on the side powerful genealogy research results powered by and enhanced by additional top genealogy databases on the Web, covering more than one billion records.

5. The toolbar gives you one-click access to the most useful pages on your family site. In one click you can visit your site, view its tree, look at its photos, invite more family members, and more. If you have more than one family site they will be conveniently listed in the toolbar.

6. The toolbar supports 26 languages and you can select your language from the drop-down menu on the toolbar.

The Family Toolbar is a new and exciting free product from and we'd love to hear your feedback, and your suggestions for more features you'd like to see inside the Family Toolbar. You can write to us at

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Important:Photo request
Posted by: Bill King on May 29 2010 09:22

Several members of the family tree are without photos Frown. Or have not been tagged in photos or set a personal photo.

If you have a photo of or know of one on here that has not been tagged of the following people please help me out.

Arminta Whinery

Danny Putnam

Darren King

Ida Mae Holiday (Heidelberg)

James Hummer

Jason Brock Huffer

Josephene Whinery (Hummer)

Karen King

Kathy Wood (Fryback)

Kathey Yates

Kelli Putnam

Mark Oscar Hummer

Mary Katherine Heidelberg

Mike Huffer

Oberta Lee Heidelberg

Paul David King

Sharon Hummer

Tom Hummer

William Whinery

Thanks for your help in advance

Bill Jr.

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Local news:Weekend at the races.
Posted by: Bill King on Nov 10 2009 19:34

We left OKC at 8:30 Saturday morning, arrived at Texas Motor Speedway around 11:20 am. The Nation wide race was about to start. We toured Fan Row, driver souvenirs and sponsor displays. We hung around out side the track hoping we could crash the gates during the last few laps but it didn't happen. So we headed to our next destination the Residence in in Fossil Creek. After securing our suite, we programmed Gertrude and headed to dinner, Mercado Juarez. I love their Chili Relleno.Stuffed we waddled a few miles back up I-35W to the motel, and hit the sack. Amazing how walking a few miles can relax the body! LOL!

Day 2 Sunday

Arrived at the track about 9:30. Toured Fan row again. Saw a few drivers signing autographs. Found our seats. Now I know rows are numbered from top down. Row 17 put us on the 2nd row from the fence! Until now the loudest ...

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