Edna Lenore Duke

20 April 1904–8 December 1957 (Age 53)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Life of Edna Lenore

When Edna Lenore Duke was born on 20 April 1904, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, her father, Robert Henry Duke, was 33 and her mother, Barbara Alzina Snell, was 31. She married Arthur Thomas Dudley on 5 June 1928, in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She lived in Everett Election Precinct 16, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 1957, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Thomas Dudley
Edna Lenore Duke
Marriage: 5 June 1928

Spouse and Children

5 June 1928
Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Henry Duke


    Barbara Alzina Snell




    Alymer Earl Duke



    Alma Mercer Duke



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 3

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Edna L Dudley in household of Arthur T Dudley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edna Lenore Duke, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • Edna Duke in household of Robt Duke, "Canada Census, 1911"

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