Duane Stoker

23 May 1925–25 January 1996 (Age 70)
Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Duane

When Duane Stoker was born on 23 May 1925, in Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Alma Osro Stoker, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jean Frew, was 37. He married Eugenia Christensen on 13 June 1944, in Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Syracuse Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 25 January 1996, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Syracuse Memorial Park, Syracuse, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Duane Stoker
1925–1996
Eugenia Christensen
1925–2013
Marriage: 13 June 1944
Baby Stoker
1945–1945
Randy Stoker
1950–1966
Chris Duane Stoker
1956–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 June 1944
Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 3

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Stoke .2 Dutch: occupational name for a stoker, Middle Dutch stokere, or from the same word in the sense ‘fire raiser’, ‘arsonist’.3 Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Duane Stoker in household of Alma Asro Stoker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Duane Stoker in household of Alma O Stoker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Duane Stoker in household of Alma Osro Stoker, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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