She is on the 1900 Hunt County, Texas census, and it says she is 17 years old born in Texas. But her obituary from the Ventura County Star newspaper says this about her:
Mrs. Effie T. Duke, 72 of 414 N. Pico road, Meiners Oaks, died last night at local hospital following a brief illness.
Born December 10, 1882 in Jerseyville, Ill., Mrs. Duke moved ot Ventura county 25 years agoand resided in Oxnard before moving to Meiners Oaks. She was a hotel clerk. Survivors include two sons, James Clifton Duke, Sundown, Texas and Rovert Bowen Duke, FortWorth; a sister Mrs. Lucille Patton, Meiners Oaks; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Roman Catholic funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mayr funeral chapel. Margery Eggert will be organist. Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn cemetery.
Thomas B. Duke
1875–1943 (m. 1900)
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