John Leonard Duke

Brief Life History of John Leonard

When John Leonard Duke was born on 13 March 1852, in Hancock, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Leonard Duke Sr, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Monin, was 29. He married Anna Brown on 14 October 1871, in Hawesville, Hancock, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 10 March 1910, in his hometown, at the age of 57, and was buried in Hancock, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Leonard Duke
1852–1910
Anna Brown
1845–1922
Marriage: 14 October 1871
Ida Belle Duke
1872–1965
Robert Ira Duke
1876–1965
Viola C. Duke
1879–1919
Leona Duke
1882–1916
Anna May Duke
1884–1922
Della Duke
1885–1913
Clara Duke
1887–1978

Sources (12)

  • John Duke, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hancock County, Kentucky, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1907-1910
  • John L Duke, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1861

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

1863

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

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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