Jonathan Oldham Duke

Male31 August 1807–29 December 1868

Brief Life History 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 St Alkmund's Church, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1829 and lived in 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
Sarah Jane Thompson
Marriage: 19 October 1855
Charlotte Duke
George Jonathan Duke
Sarah Ann Duke
Thomas William Duke
Elizabeth Duke
Mary Duke
Almira Jane Duke
Heber Duke

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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1855Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    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.

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    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 …

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