William Marcus Duffee

16 October 1923–25 November 2002 (Age 79)
Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Marcus

When William Marcus Duffee was born on 16 October 1923, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, his father, Marcus Aubry Duffee, was 28 and his mother, Helen Sophia Gatesman, was 21. He married Neva Mae Vanskiver on 10 October 1946, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 25 November 2002, in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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William Marcus Duffee
Neva Mae Vanskiver
Marriage: 10 October 1946
Earl Duffee

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10 October 1946
Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established

Age 7

Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhshíthe ( see McDuffie ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Marcus Duffee - birth: 16 October 1923; Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Marcus Duffee - death: 25 November 2002; Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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