Douglas LaDuke

9 January 1861–28 January 1945 (Age 84)
Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life of Douglas

When Douglas LaDuke was born on 9 January 1861, in Warren, Macomb, Michigan, United States, his father, Jerome Prosper LeDuc, was 31 and his mother, Marie Josephine Groesbeck, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Melissa Lucretia Lillian Westbrook. He lived in Kimball Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Detroit Ward 16, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 28 January 1945, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Douglas LaDuke
Melissa Lucretia Lillian Westbrook
William La Duke
Florence La Duke
Laura Belle LaDuke

Spouse and Children


    Melissa Lucretia Lillian Westbrook




    William La Duke


    Florence La Duke


    Laura Belle LaDuke


Parents and Siblings



    Elisabeth Le Duc




    Hubert Prosper Douglas


    William Le Duc


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 7

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1884 · Largest Island Park in the Nation

Age 23

Belle Isle Park is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River between Michigan and Ontario. Belle Isle is the largest city-owned island park in the United States, and it is connected to mainland Detroit by the MacArthur Bridge. It's home to the Belle Isle Aquarium, the Belle Isle Conservatory, the Belle Isle Nature Center, the Detroit Boat Club, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, a half-mile swimming beach, and numerous monuments.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Leduc . Use of the feminine article (la) for the masculine (le) and translation of the noun are common features of New England family names of French origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Douglas Laduke in household of P Laduke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Douglas La Duke, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Douglas Laduke, "United States Census, 1910"

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