Charles Sheridan “Charley” Duke

22 March 1867–21 February 1964 (Age 96)
Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas, United States

The Life of Charles Sheridan “Charley”

When Charles Sheridan “Charley” Duke was born on 22 March 1867, in Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas, United States, his father, Lewis H Duke, was 16 and his mother, Frances Pedigo, was 16. He married Elizabeth Caroline “Lizzie” Thompson in 1900, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Gotebo, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Hobart Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1964, in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Odessa Cemetery, Lake Valley, Washita, Oklahoma, United States.

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Charles Sheridan “Charley” Duke
Elizabeth Caroline “Lizzie” Thompson
Marriage: 1900
Albert Dewey Duke
John J. Duke
Vernie L. Duke
Paul Ernest Duke
Mima M. Duke
Odie Duke
Lois Duke

Spouse and Children

Oklahoma, United States


    Albert Dewey Duke


    John J. Duke


    Vernie L. Duke


    Paul Ernest Duke


    Mima M. Duke


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Parents and Siblings

    Lewis H Duke





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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

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.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 3

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 27

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from Middle English duk(e) ‘duke’ (from Old French duc, from Latin dux, genitive ducis ‘leader’), applied as an occupational name for someone who worked in the household of a duke, or as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 English and Irish: possibly also from the personal name Duke, a short form of Marmaduke, a personal name said to be from Irish mael Maedoc ‘devotee (mael, maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured one’) of Maedoc’, a personal name (M’Aodhóg) meaning ‘my little Aodh’, borne by various early Irish saints, in particular a 6th-century abbot of Clonmore and a 7th-century bishop of Ferns.3 Scottish: compare the old Danish personal name Duk (Old Norse Dūkr).

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

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Sources (3)

  • C S Duke, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Duke, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charley Duke, "United States Census, 1940"

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