William Harper Duke

5 August 1922–27 January 1980 (Age 57)
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life of William Harper

When William Harper Duke was born on 5 August 1922, in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States, his father, Hugh Edgar Duke, was 33 and his mother, Adda Mary Harper, was 34. He lived in Supervisorial District 1, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1980, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Edgar Duke
1888–1969
Adda Mary Harper
1887–1958
Betty Zane Duke
1920–1978
William Harper Duke
1922–1980

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1941

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William Duke in household of Hugh Duke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Duke in household of Hugh Duke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Duke, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"

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