Jonathan Oldham Duke

31 August 1807–29 December 1868 (Age 61)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jonathan Oldham

When Jonathan Oldham Duke was born on 31 August 1807, in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Duke, was 37 and his mother, Mary Oldham, was 29. He married Mary Elois Ann Stone on 30 December 1828, in Derby, Derbyshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1829 and lived in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1807 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 29 December 1868, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Oldham Duke
1807–1868
Sarah Jane Thompson
1835–1896
Marriage: 19 October 1855
Charlotte Duke
1856–1921
George Jonathan Duke
1858–1942
Sarah Ann Duke
1860–1912
Thomas William Duke
1862–1948
Elizabeth Duke
1864–1919
Mary Duke
1866–1866
Almira Jane Duke
1866–1948
Heber Duke
1868–1948

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1855Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 1
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 18
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dock
    Doke
    Duch
    Duckett
    Duck
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    Story Highlight

    A Sketch of the History of My Father, Jonathan O. Duke by son Thomas W. Duke

    A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF MY FATHER JONATHAN O. DUKE written by a son--Thomas W. Duke Jonathan Oldham Duke, was born August 31, 1807, in Derby, England. He was the son of James Duke and Mary Oldh …

    Sources (104)

    • Jno O Duke, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jonathan O Duke in entry for George J Duke and Olga E Jensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Johnathan Duke in entry for Sharlotte Carter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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