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Hannah Malinda Duke (Cummings)

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah Territory, United States
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Place of Burial: Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John James Cummings and Hannah Sophia Johnson
Wife of Elisha Jones Duke
Mother of Guy Duke
Sister of Joseph William Cummings; Myrtle Wilhelmina Austin; Lyman F. Cummings; Harmon J. Cummings; Clara Pearl Cummings and 7 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Hannah Malinda Duke

Demise of Malinda Duke

Mrs. Malinda Duke, daughter of John J. and Sophia Cummings and wife of E. J. Duke of Heber, died at Provo last Sunday morning of heart failure. Mrs. Duke was born in 1868 and was 46 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to E. J. Duke on Feb. 9, 1887, in the Logan temple, and to this union were born six children, viz: Ray, Guy, Fay, Dean, Ella and Arvilla, youngest of whom is now eight years of age, and all of whom are still living and in Heber.

The services were open by a double quartette singing "O My Father, " prayer by Bishop Joseph A. Rasband and singing "Sister, Thou wast Mild and Lovely."

Bishop Robert Duke briefly outlined the nature of Sister Duke's illness – the sullen silence of months was broken about two weeks ago and hopes were entertained by her attendants that she would speedily recover; the day before her death she spent on the lawn near the hospital and apparently enjoyed herself; rested well that night and instead of going to breakfast as usual, lay down on the couch and soon afterward died of hear failure, brought on by the weakening process of her sickness. She was one of the greatest workers of the Heber 1st ward in many of the organizations and the ward will miss her very much.

Jos. C. McDonald said he and his wife had been bosom friends of Brother and sister Duke and testified of her fidelity to her husband and family.

Dr. Ray Hatch wished he could have something to say of an encouraging nature and consoling to the bereaved ones here today. Said that every little child in the Heber 1st ward had an aching heart for the departed who had taught them love and happiness. We bewail our misfortunes in the loss of dear friends. Le us rally around and support Brother Elisha Duke and family; let us pray for them in the true Christian spirit and help to encourage them, that we may day by day scatter flowers in the path of friends in bereavement and help to comfort and cheer them under trying circumstances.

Patriarch Thomas Hicken said that the beautiful flowers spread over the casket were evidence of the love and sympathy of the people and the large congregation evidenced the love and respect had for Sister Duke. We feel to sympathize and mourn with the bereaved, but not as those without hope of a future reunion. We look forward to the grand family reunion when husbands and wives will unite and together claim their children and enjoy the companionship of each other in glory and exaltation through the gospel of Jesus Christ; prayed the blessings of the Lord to rest upon Bro. Duke and posterity and said that they have had the sympathy and prayers of the entire community.

James L. Lindsay said he had known Sister Duke from childhood. She was happy in seeing children enjoy themselves. Knew that the children of the 1st ward loved and respected her and mourn her loss at the present time.

President E. D. Clyde said that if no words had been spoken today there is plenty of evidence here of the love, sympathy and respect of the bereaved and of the departed. All has been done from the beginning of the affliction of Sister Duke that kind hands and loving hearts could do. Wished to bear testimony of the loving words spoken by former speakers, regarding the departed. The spirit in its perfect stature has been relieved to go back to the spirit world to meet friends who have gone before and she will no doubt be a happy companion to them. Referred to the beautiful example of the resurrection in the coming forth of the Savior and of the abiding hope and knowledge we have that we shall meet our loved ones again and know them and eventually gain a perfect organism after the resurrection.

Bro. Geo. Smith of the bishopric of the Heber 1st ward presided at the services. After singing "Sometime We'll Understand," benediction was pronounced by John E. Moulton.

The body was interred in the Heber cemetery, sixty carriages beside the hearse going in procession to the last resting place. After the mound had been completed, the first ward primary association and other friends so literally covered it with flowers that the earth was not visible. The family wish to thank all who have so liberally aided them during their time of trouble.

The Wasatch Wave, September 4, 1914, Page 5

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Hannah Malinda Duke's Timeline

November 9, 1868
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah Territory, United States
May 10, 1891
Age 22
Heber, Wasatch, UT, USA
August 28, 1914
Age 45
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States