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Charles DUKEHART was living in Iowa, USA in 1905

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Re: Charles DUKEHART was living in Iowa, USA in 1905

Posted: 17 Apr 2007 10:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dukehart
Hello – I don’t know if this is useful, but a “Charles J. Dukehart” (and his wife, Elizabeth) lived in Des Moines, Iowa, from at least 1930-something until their deaths. Mr. Dukehart passed away in the early 70’s -- 1972, as I recall--in Des Moines (Polk County) Iowa. He and his wife had no children. He did have a brother whose name I can’t recall but who also lived in Des Moines. Mr. Dukehart and one Robert Hughes (who I think was Elizabeth Dukehart’s brother, but I may be mistaken) became partners in forming “Dukehart-Hughes Tractor & Equipment Company” in about 1941, when my father went to work for them. This company was the dealer selling and servicing Allis-Chalmers earth-moving equipment in the State of Iowa. Since my father was born in 1908 and Mr. Dukehart was about 20 years older than he, this Charles Dukehart (known as “C.J.” and not “Charles”) would have been perhaps 20 himself in 1905, the date you cited. If this is useful, please let me know how you came to be interested in Mr. Dukehart and I would be happy to help track down further information. Of course there are Polk County public records of his death. While he had no children, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes had one daughter who might still be living. If she could be located she no doubt would know much more than I do.



Myrna Aldrich

Minneapolis, Minnesota

scaldrich@visi.com
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