William Lafayette Duke was the son of John William Duke CSA and Catherine Elizabeth Packer. He was b. 13 Jan 1870 in Pope, Panola Co., MS and d. 10 Mar 1963 in Texas. He m. Delia LaPearl Story on 28 Sep 1891. She was b. 9 Jun 1877 and d. 9 Mar 1955. They were the parents of 14 children.