Robert Benjamin Duke

31 August 1887–26 September 1953 (Age 66)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Robert Benjamin

When Robert Benjamin Duke was born on 31 August 1887, in Alabama, United States, his father, Charles S. Duke, was 32 and his mother, Louella Ruth Dunlap, was 27. He lived in Walter, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 26 September 1953, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Robert Benjamin Duke
Irena B. Ratliff

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Parents and Siblings

    Charles S. Duke


    Louella Ruth Dunlap




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1888: Cullman, Alabama, United States
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Robet R Dukes in household of Charles Dukes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Robert B Duke, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert B Duke in household of Charles S Duke, "United States Census, 1910"

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