Kate Files

1 June 1872–8 September 1948 (Age 76)
Files Valley, Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Kate

When Kate Files was born on 1 June 1872, in Files Valley, Hill, Texas, United States, her father, Adam Henry Files, was 42 and her mother, Katharine Lorenne Byers, was 38. She married James Willis McDuff on 3 September 1893, in Grandview, Johnson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Texas, United States in 1935 and Brea Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. She died on 8 September 1948, in Boulder City, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Boulder City, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Willis McDuff
Kate Files
Marriage: 3 September 1893
Otho Lee McDuff
Otho Lee McDuff
Wanda McDuff
James Walton McDuff

Spouse and Children

    James Willis McDuff



3 September 1893
Grandview, Johnson, Texas, United States


    Otho Lee McDuff


    Otho Lee McDuff


    Wanda McDuff



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 4

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 22

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 Hungarian: variant of Füles, pet form of the personal name Fülöp ( see Philip ).2 Hungarian: nickname for someone with prominent ears, from fül ‘ear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kate Mcduff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kate Mcduff in household of James W Mcduff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kate Mcduff in household of Jim W Mcduff, "United States Census, 1910"

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