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Charles T. Dukes 1890-1957


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/17/2013 at 22:25:00

Charles T. Dukes Dies at Hospital
Charles T. Dukes, retired salesman, died last night at Holy Family Hospital at 10:45 o’clock after having been admitted to the hospital earlier in the day. While ill only a short time before his death, Mr. Dukes has suffered a heart condition for the past seven years. He would have been 67 years old next month.

Born Feb. 11, 1890 at Albion, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles [Edwin] Dukes and received his elementary education in the Albion schools. After graduation from Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Mr. Dukes did post graduate work in animal husbandry at Iowa State College at Ames.

Mr. Dukes spent a part of his boyhood in Estherville when his father was superintendent of the schools here in about 1906 [?].

He was married on Dec. 29, 1941 to Marilyn Wilcox after which he and Mrs. Dukes made their home in Des Moines where he headquartered while working as a salesman for gas ranges for Cribben and Sexton of Chicago, Ill. His territory covered Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

After his retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Dukes moved to Estherville in 1955 where they have since made their home at 932 N. 12th St.

Mr. Dukes was a member of the Elks and Masonic lodges.

He is survived by his widow and one sister, Delia Dukes Diether of Independence. Preceding him in death were his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home with the Rev. Father James H. Duhigg officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call there from this evening until time of services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 15, 1957)

Dukes Rites Tomorrow
Funeral services for Charles T. Dukes, who died Monday [January 14, 1957] at Holy Family Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home by the Rev. Father James H. Duhigg. A military service will be held at graveside in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Howard, W.G. McIlwraith, Hector O’Reilly, D.A. Sears, Henry Neppl, and Robert Walker. Mr. Dukes is survived by his wife, Marian Dukes, and one sister, Delia Dukes Diether of Independence. His father, the late Edwin Dukes at one time was superintendent of the Estherville schools. Rosary will be recited tonight at 8:30 o’clock at the funeral home. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 16, 1957)


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