Gustave King’s father Lesser was engaged in real estate development, and built a beautiful, spacious, well-plannned home for his family. G.K. (as he was often known) grew up in this home. G.K. never married. He served many years in the U.S. Army Ordnance Reserve, and achieved the rank of Colonel. G.K. was self-employed, living and working in Chicago his whole adult life. He always had a keen interest in Franklin Park. G.K. was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Order (33rd degree), and was a staunch supporter of the Colonel’s Drum and Bugle Corps. and Franklin Park Public Library.