Rachael Horrocks

Brief Life History of Rachael

When Rachael Horrocks was born on 26 December 1853, in Chew Moor, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Horrocks, was 32 and her mother, Ann Horrocks, was 35. She married Robert Stone Duke on 11 February 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Walmersley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 24 April 1942, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Robert Stone Duke
Rachael Horrocks
Marriage: 11 February 1872
Mary Ann Duke
Adelia Duke
Robert Reed Duke
Emily Jane Duke
Lyman Duke
Betsy Duke
Kate Lenhart Duke

Sources (23)

  • Rachel Duke, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Rachel Duke, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Rachel Horrocks in entry for Robert Reed Duke and Monte Ross Clingenpeel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire):

perhaps a habitational name from a lost locality on the River Ribble called Hurroc, alluded to in Hurrocford (about 1330), now modern Horrocksford in Clitheroe (Lancashire). Hurroc- may be linked to modern northern English dialect hurrock ‘piled up heap of stones or rubbish’ but there is no evidence so far for a Middle English surname atte hurroke.

variant of Horwick (see Horwich ).

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

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Short History of Rachel Horrocks

RACHEL HORROCKS DUKE BIRTHDATE: 26 December 1853. Chumore, Lancashire, England. DEATH: 24 April 1943, Provo, Utah Co., Utah. PARENTS: John Horrocks, Ann Horrocks. PIONEER: September 1866, Wagon Trai …

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