Rena Duty

2 January 1895–7 July 1944 (Age 49)
Cheney, Spokane, Washington, United States

The Life of Rena

When Rena Duty was born on 2 January 1895, in Cheney, Spokane, Washington, United States, her father, Henry Commodore Duty, was 27 and her mother, Lula Wolf, was 21. She married Quincy Gordan Palmiter on 16 July 1917, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in East Cheney, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 7 July 1944, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Quincy Gordan Palmiter
Rena Duty
Marriage: 16 July 1917
Nellie D Palmiter
Mildred Mae PALMITER
Gordan H Palmiter
Vernon H Palmiter
Mary Lou Palmiter

Spouse and Children

16 July 1917
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 2

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 14

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 Possibly a Americanized spelling of French Duthie or Dutey, both variants of Dutil , or a translation of French Dudevoir, which is probably a dit-name in origin, from one of the regiments that served in New France, perhaps a nickname for someone obsessed with duty.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nena M Palmiter in household of Quincy G Palmiter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rena Duty in household of Henry Duty, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rena M Duty in household of Henry C Duty, "United States Census, 1900"

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