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I've "rescued" an old photograph of Paul DUKER which was taken at the Foehlinger Studio in Burlington, IA sometime in the early 1900's. Paul appears to be about 6 years old at the time the photograph was taken. Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information regarding Paul and his family:

Paul George DUKER was b. 14 May 1905 in Burlington, IA to parents William Theodore DUKER (b. 1872) and Frances KEINER (1871-1952). Paul was one of 5 children born to this couple including, Beatrice C.; Brady; Paul George; Carl O.; and Mary DUKER, all born between 1903 and 1912. It appears that Paul married twice, he married Charlotte KALETSCH (d. 1990) and together they had one child, he also was married to Lillian Elaine GRAHAM (b. 20 Oct 1908 in Waynesboro, MS-d. 12 Jan 1973 in Texarkana, TX the dau of Robert GRAHAM and Genie WATTS) sometime after 1940. Paul died 13 Jul 1978 in Texarkana, TX.

Census records provide the following details:

1910 census of Burlington, IA:

William Theo DUKER, age 38, married 11 years, born LA, parents born Germany, a Meat Market Butcher
France M. DUKER, wife, age 38, married 11 years, 4 children/3 living, born IA, parents born Germany/IA, a Meat Market Butcher
Beatrice C. DUKER, dau, age 6, born IA
Paul Geo DUKER, son, age 4, born IA
Carl O. DUKER, son, age 1, born IA

I am hoping to locate someone from Paul’s family so that this beautiful old photograph can be returned to the care of his family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA United States


AncientFaces 1910's Iowa - this boy's photo was taken with care: book to show he can read, hair combed, suit with short pants (remember those days?), button shoes (aren't they great?) - and yet it's another found photo.
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