Merrill Duke

24 September 1896–20 September 1974 (Age 78)
Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States

The Life of Merrill

When Merrill Duke was born on 24 September 1896, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, Jonathan Oldham Duke, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Crook, was 31. He lived in Whiterocks, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Heber Election Precinct, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 September 1974, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Oldham Duke
1863–1943
Mary Jane Crook
1865–1931
Ethel Duke
1887–1977
Darwin Crook Duke
1889–1978
Angus Duke
1893–1897
Merrill Duke
1896–1974
Grant Duke
1900–1983

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · The Salt Palace Convention Center

Age 3

The original Salt Palace was built in 1899 and It stood on 900 South, between State Street and Main Street. The Salt Palace was a frame structure covered in large pieces of rock salt, which gave it its name. The Salt Palace was destroyed by fire on August 29, 1910 and was replaced by the Majestic Hall. This Hall only lasted for a while during the remodel of the Salt Palace. The Salt Palace served as the Olympic Media Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Salt Lake Comic Con has been held at the Salt Palace Convention Center since September 2013.
1917

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Merrill Duke in household of Jonathon Oldenham Duke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Merrill Duke in household of Jonathan Oldham Duke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Merrill Duke in household of Jonathan Oldham Duke, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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