Individual Record 41

Name}   Duhig, Stewart Morton (Duke) Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa   1 Jan 1905 Place} Pine Street, Napa, Napa, California
Marr.: Date} Exa 20 Sep 1929 Place} Reno, Washoe, Nevada                                         (Link)
Marr.: Date} Exa 16 Sep 1942 Place} First Methodist Church, Napa, Napa, California  (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   2 Jun 1987 Place} Queen of the Valley Hospital, Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Cir    5 Jun 1987 Place} Duhig plot, Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   27 = 1910 USA cen
Source 2} 302 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 164 = Geog history
Source 4} 230 = Obituary
Source 5} 289 = Cookbook
Source 6}   89 = Death record
Source 7} 368 = Death record
Source 8}   30 = Cemetery rec
Source 9} 415 = Address list
Source 10}694 = Photographs
Source 11}701 = Photographs
Source 12}855 = Newspaper
Source 13}857 = Newspaper
Parents: } Isaac Morton Duhig & Isabelle Eliza Harris
   Relationship No.}   62
1st Household No.}   39 = 1206 Banks Ave., Napa, California
      Occupation 1} Salesman
       Occupation 2} Farm hand
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:    First} Cruse, Catherine Mabel
              Second} Williams, Viola Clide (Vi)
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  The Duhig family settled in the Carneros Fly District of Napa in 1853, 42 years before Duke's birth.  Duke's mother's family settled on an Atlas Peak homestead in Napa in 1870.

Duke attended the old one-room Fly District school, later called Las Amigas School, for eight years.  It was about halfway between Carneros Creek and Huichica Creek.  He graduated from the eighth grade at that school in June 1919.  By that time Duke had a job picking plums and earned enough money to buy an $18.00 Indian motorcycle.  It was a 1912 one-cylinder model with belt drive and pedals.  Duke learned to drive an automobile (a 1914 Studebaker four-door touring car with side curtains) in 1919 at age 14.

Duke left Napa High School in 1923 and went to Hume (Lake) in the Kings River Canyon, where he obtained a position with the Hume Luber Company.  He worked in the Hume and Central logging camps in Sanger.

In 1933 Duke joined the Gilmore Oil Company (now Mobile Oil) in Napa.

Click to enlarge Duke opened the Duhig Tire Shop on Jefferson Street in Napa in 1942 and operated it until 1962.  The photo at the right was taken in 1946.  He worked as a salesman for Barwick Motors and its predecessor, Warner Motors, from 1962 until retiring in 1984.

Click to enlarge Duke was a member the Napa Motorcycle Club.  He was a district deputy grand master and longtime member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Napa Lodge 18 (see the photo at the left).

Duke was a director of the Napa County Farm Bureau Association, and a member of the board of directors of the Napa Valley Garden Club.  He was also a member of the Napa County Native Plant Society; an 18-year leader of the Vichy 4-H Club; a charter member of the Carneros 4-H Club, the first in Napa; and president of the Los Posadas Five-County Click to enlarge Camp board of directors.

Duke was a director of the Napa County Historical Society and was honored for his contributions to that organization.  He was a well-known personality on the KVON Doubletalk radio program and wrote the book Huichica.  He was also associated with the First Presbyterian Church of Napa.
Time of Birth} 8:00 A.M. Time of Death} 6:00 P.M. Fraternal/Social} IOOF
Baptism Date}   Place}     Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Duke in 1986
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Eleventh grade
Military: Service} None
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Lung cancer
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Mar 2012
Date Created}  19 Jun  1994
Copyright © 2006, 2012 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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