Mary Jane Duke

Female11 September 1868–5 October 1885

Brief Life History 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 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
1863–1903
Mary Jane Duke
1868–1885

Sources (9)

  • Unknown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Jane Pett, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Millennium File

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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

English: nickname from Middle English duk(ke), duck, doke, dook ‘duck’ (Old English dūce), either from a perceived resemblance (perhaps a waddling gait) or from association with wild fowling. Compare Duck , Drake .

English: from the Middle English personal name Duk or Duke. In northern England this is usually a pet form of Marmaduke. It may alternatively be a survival of one or more Old English personal names, though it is uncertain whether they were still current in the period of surname formation. Old English Ducc(a) is attested in placenames like Duxford (Cambridgeshire) and Duckington (Cheshire), and was perhaps interchangeable with Docc, attested in Doxey (Staffordshire) and Doxford (Northumberland). Duke could also represent Old English Deowuc (as in Deuxhill, Shropshire). A surname from Marmaduke is on record until at least 1881 and derives from the personal name Marmaduke, apparently an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of Old Irish Maolmaedóc ‘devotee of Maedóc’; see Duckett .

Americanized form of Polish Duk: nickname from dukać ‘to stammer or falter’.

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

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