Rolland White " Buck" Duke

31 August 1917–26 June 1974 (Age 56)
Halfway, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Rolland White " Buck"

When Rolland White " Buck" Duke was born on 31 August 1917, in Halfway, Baker, Oregon, United States, his father, Davis Lloyd Duke, was 25 and his mother, Pearl Iva Goodfellow, was 19. He married Bessie Irene Taft on 10 November 1945, in Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wapato, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 131 North Wapato, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 26 June 1974, in Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Wapato, Yakima, Washington, United States.

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Rolland White " Buck" Duke
Bessie Irene Taft
Marriage: 10 November 1945
Stephen L. Duke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1945Yakima, Washington, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1918 · Spanish Flu Kills Thousands in Oregon
    Age 1
    The “Spanish Flu,” or the influenza pandemic, claimed the lives of over 50 million across the globe, 450,000 across the U.S., and thousands in Oregon during the years 1918 to 1919.
    1935 · The FBI is Established
    Age 18
    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    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 (19)

    • Rolland W Marke in household of Lloyd D Marke, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Rolland Duke in household of David Lloyd Duke, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Rolland W Duke in household of Lloyd D Duke, "United States Census, 1930"

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