The Duke Family Papers
Timeline of Significant Events in the Life of R. T. W. Duke, Jr.
|1853 - Birth to R. T. W. Duke, Sr. and Elizabeth Scott Eskridge Duke
1859 - Father forms the Albemarle Rifles, a volunteer militia company, after John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.
1861-65 - Civil War
1870-1874 - Enrolled at the Universty of Virginia
|1884 - Marriage to Edith Ridgeway Slaughter
1885 - Birth of first child, Mary Willoughby Duke
1888-1901 - Judge of the Corporation Court of Charlottesville
1896 - Death of mother, Elizabeth Scott Eskridge Duke
1897-1899 - Grand Master of the Virginia Masons--the Grand Lodge of Virginia
1898 - Death of father, R. T. W. Duke, Sr.
1900 - Premature death of sixth child, Edwin Ellicott Duke (b. 1899)
1921 - Death of first wife, Edith Ridgeway Slaughter
1923 - Second marriage, to Mary Richardson Slaughter (sister-in-law of Edith Ridgeway Slaughter)
1926 - Death of Richard Thomas Walker Duke, Jr.