Coming In June – The King Trunk

Photograph of the King Trunk

The King Trunk

On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, Becky Delaware will talk about the contents of the King Trunk, a gem from the collection of the Historical Society and a veritable time capsule of the King family kept by Fidelia King Hawkes, wife of Aaron Hawkes. A lock of hair, letters, a scrap of fabric and other treasures, all telling the story of a prominent Scarborough family throughout the 1800s. Fidelia was a daughter of Richard King, ship owner and merchant of Scarborough. Three of her brothers were William King, first governor of Maine; Rufus, American diplomat, politician and a framer of the U.S. Constitution; and Cyrus, who served a term as a member of Congress from York County. A sister married Dr. Robert Southgate of Scarborough.

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