Hazen A, King Jr. was born November 23, 1918 to Hazen and Ethel (Thomas) King on Ypsilanti’s South Adams Street. The King’s came to Ypsilanti from Canada. After an early first marriage, Hazen wed Geraldine Kennedy and together they had one daughter. Hazen’s mother married Ben Neely after his father’s early death and lived nearly his whole seventy-four years on Ypsilanti’s south side. He passed away on October 5, 1993.