engraving of Clarence M. King. A youngish man with combed hair, large mutton chops, and a mustache. He is wearing a dark suit with a white collar.

Clarence M. King in 1881.

Also known as: C. M. King

Born: possibly April 4, 1846, New York, United States

Died: possibly February 16, 1893, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nationality: American

Active: [1879-1884]

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Brief biography

Clarence M. King was an agent and manager for Woodroffe’s Original Troupe of Glass Blowers, Spinners, and Workers and his own troupe, King & Hopkins’ Original Bohemian Glass Blowers. From available evidence, it does not seem as though King ever made glass himself.

Between 1879 and the first part of 1882, King was the agent for William Woodroffe’s troupe. He then joined fellow troupe member Edwin Hopkins in forming King & Hopkins’ Original Bohemian Glass Blowers.

King & Hopkin’s troupe toured for at least two years, but seems to have disbanded after a tragic accident in 1884. Hopkin’s wife drowned in a boating accident on the Mohawk River in Schenectady, New York, on September 21. After only a week’s delay, the troupe continued their tour, but may have separated after the conclusion of the season in early 1885.

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