Mary Jane Duke

11 September 1868–5 October 1885 (Age 17)
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Duke was born on 11 September 1868, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, her father, Jonathan Moroni Duke, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Gold Montgomery, was 19. She lived in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States in 1870 and Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 5 October 1885, at the age of 17, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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James Pett Jr
1862–1903
Mary Jane Duke
1868–1885

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World Events (6)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 7

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from Middle English duk(e) ‘duke’ (from Old French duc, from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), applied as an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 English and Irish: possibly also from the personal name Duke, a short form of Marmaduke, a personal name said to be from Irish mael Maedoc ‘devotee (mael, maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured one’) of Maedoc’, a personal name (M’Aodhóg) meaning ‘my little Aodh’, borne by various early Irish saints, in particular a 6th-century abbot of Clonmore and a 7th-century bishop of Ferns.3 Scottish: compare the old Danish personal name Duk (Old Norse Dūkr).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Duke in household of Moroni Duke, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary J Shelton in household of Marion Shelton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Jane Pett, "Find A Grave Index"

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