Thomas Clarence Duke (1887 - 1932)

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Thomas Clarence Duke
1887 - 1932
July 7, 1887
Blount County, Alabama United States
November 8, 1932
Falls County, Texas United States
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Thomas Clarence Duke was born on July 7, 1887 in Alabama United States. He is the child of Emma T (Brown) Duke and Elijah Jefferson Duke, with siblings Joseph, William, Luther, Lula, and Sweet Baby. According to his family tree, he married Sara Mima (Evans) Duke on March 24, 1905 in Ben Arnold, Texas United States. They were married until Thomas' death in 1932 in Texas United States. He died on November 8, 1932 in Texas United States at age 45.
Updated: October 15, 2019
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November 1932
Powers Chapel in Rosebud, Falls County, Texas United States 76570
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Married: March 24, 1905 - November 8, 1932
Cause of Separation: Thomas's Death
Married at: Ben Arnold, Milam County, Texas, 76519 United States
Ended: Falls County, Texas United States
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Thomas Clarence Duke(Clarence) died in 1932 & was buried in Powers Chapel Cemetery,Rosebud Texas. His wife Sara Mima Evans Duke(Mima) passed in 1961. Mima was buried in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth Texas. The children had their farther Clarence moved from Powers Chapel to be buried by Mima in Shannon Rose Hill.

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In 1887, in the year that Thomas Clarence Duke was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1909, at the age of 22 years old, Thomas was alive when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1914, by the time he was 27 years old, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1924, Thomas was 37 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1932, in the year of Thomas Clarence Duke's passing, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

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