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The Duke Family Papers

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.


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