Wesley Donald Dukes

1940–23 December 2014 (Age 75)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Wesley Donald

When Wesley Donald Dukes was born in 1940, in Georgia, United States, his father, Rufus Butler Chason Dukes, was 26 and his mother, Inez Lovering, was 25. He lived in District 1160, Miller, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 2014, in Bainbridge, Decatur, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74.

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Rufus Butler Chason Dukes
Inez Lovering
Wesley Donald Dukes
Dorothy Dukes

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 2

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 20

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Duke 1 or 2.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Wesley Donald Dukes in household of Rufus Dukes, "United States Census, 1940"

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