Martha L. Mattie Duke

FemaleApril 1882–after 1900

Brief Life History of Martha L. Mattie

When Martha L. Mattie Duke was born in April 1882, in Clark, Arkansas, United States, her father, C. John Duke, was 42 and her mother, Mary Catherine Gorham, was 37. She married James Finas Tweedle on 24 December 1901, in Clark, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Terre Noire Township, Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1900. She died after 1900, in Clark, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Finas Tweedle
1874–1926
Martha L. Mattie Duke
1882–1900
James Luell Tweedle
1903–1974

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  • L Marthy Dukes in household of E Charles Dukes, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (7)

1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 1

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 6

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

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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