Robert Duke

4 December 1857–15 October 1920 (Age 62)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Duke was born on 4 December 1857, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Stone Duke, was 20 and his mother, Anna Ross Young, was 17. He married Anna Josephine Peterson on 9 February 1882, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 15 October 1920, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Duke
Anna Josephine Peterson
Marriage: 9 February 1882
Adolphia R Duke
Joseph Pratt Duke
Mabel Regina Duke
Seymour B Duke
Sterling S Duke
Mina LaPrele Duke
Dessie Duke
Jerold Boyd Duke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wasatch, Utah, United States
    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 18
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Short History of Robert Duke from SUP Book

    ROBERT DUKE 1857 Duke, Robert, Bishop of the Heber First Ward (Wasatch Stake), Wasatch county, Ut. was born Dec. 4,1857, at Provo, Utah county, Utah, the son of Robert S. Duke and Anna Ross Youn …

    Sources (34)

    • Robert Duke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Robert Duke in entry for Gerald Boyd Duke and Celestia Cummings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Robert Duke in entry for Adolphia R Duke, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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