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PFC Raymond S Duke
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1907
Death: Jan. 22, 1977
Donna
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

RAYMOND DUKE (70) a veteran of 52 years
in circus business, died unexpectedly on Jan.
22nd at Donna, Texas. Services were held on
Jan. 27th at Knox, Ind., with burial at Ora.
Survivors include his daughter, B. K. Timberlake
(Silverlake), a grandson, Melvin Ray Timberlake,
and a brother Glenn. Duke was preceded
in death by his wife, Emma, who died
in 1975.

He went out with the John Robinson Circus
in 1924 and except for a period with the Army
Special Services during World War II, he spent
all his life in the business, serving as elephant
and camel man, clown, contracting agent or
billposter, on such shows as: Ringling Bros.,
Hagenbeck-Wallace, Ketrow Bros., Barnett Bros,
Seils-Sterling, Harry Haag, Bud Hawkins, Haag
Bros., Mighty Haag, Tom Mix, Parker & Watts,
Cole Bros., Bailey Bros., Clyde Beatty, Bradley
& Benson, Stevens Bros., Eagle's Indoor, St.
Louis Police, Ayres & Kathryn,Davies, Hagen
Bros., Fred J. Mack, Al Jones, Barr Bros., Leonard
Bros., Famous Barnes, Adams Bros., Adams
& Seils, Famous Cole, Penny Bros., Sterling
Bros., Sells Bros., Birnam Bros., Clark & Walters,
King Bros, and Fisher Bros. He spent the
1976 season on Fisher Bros, and Mid-America 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma Scott Duke (1908 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Bessie Katherine Duke Timberlake (1946 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Alexander Heinemann Memorial Cemetery
Ora
Starke County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Shmilybrandon
Originally Created by: Margaret C Cowles
Record added: Jan 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82901675
PFC Raymond S Duke
Added by: Shmilybrandon
 
PFC Raymond S Duke
Added by: Margaret C Cowles
 
PFC Raymond S Duke
Added by: Margaret C Cowles
 
 
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As the daughter, daughter-in-law and niece of WWII vets, I thank you for your service.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 3, 2012
 
 
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