Fremont County, Iowa


Mrs. Belle Duke

EVENING SENTINEL, Shenandoah, Iowa, Wednesday, November 1, 1926
Belle Oppenheimer, daughter of Jacob and Mary Oppenheimer, was born in Hillboro, Ohio, January 5, 1845,, and died at Denver, Colorado, October 29, 1926, aged 81 years, 9 months and 24 days.

Her early life was spent in Illinois, coming to Iowa when about 20 years of age. She was married in Iowa City January 26, 1869, to James C. Duke, who died February 28, 1917. To them were born 4 children, Edward M., Stansberry, Missouri, Ella M. Earhart, Omaha, Nebraska, Clifford W., and Iva B. Boston, both of Denver, who survive her. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Bundick (Burdick?), Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mrs. Libbie Dickerson, Adams, Nebraska, and one brother, Milton Oppenheimer of Wiggins, Colorado.

Mrs. Duke united with the church when a girl and has been a faithful member all her life. She was also a member of the Women's Relief Corps.

About nine years ago she went to Denver to make her home and has spent the remainder of her life there. She gradually declined and passed away quietly and without suffering Friday last.

Source:Duke Family Obituaries
transcribed and submitted by: Susan Glasgo:

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