Joseph Roland King was born in Mayport on January 3, 1887 and lived there most of his life. As a young man he pitched for the Mayport baseball team. On the top row, he is the third from the left. He was the father of five children. He was a railroad man and worked for the Florida East Railroad for years. He died June 28, 1960. He is buried in the Tillitson cemetery on Girvin road in Jacksonville, Florida

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