Duke Ellington

Edward Kennedy Ellington (1899 - 1974)

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Edward Kennedy (Duke) Ellington
Born in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 2 Jul 1918 [location unknown]
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Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Edward "Duke" Ellington was born 29 April 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States to James Edward Ellington and Dasiey Kennedy.[1] [2] [3][4]
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James and Daisey are found in James' parents' household in 1900, with baby Edward, at 2129 Ward Avenue, Washington, DC.[5]

At the time of the 1910 US Census, the Ellington family was living at 1805 13th Street, Washington, DC.[6] The head of household was James E., who was working as a butler for a private family; Daisey; and son, Edward. James' sister-in-law Hannah E. Ellington was also living with them, as was a lodger, Clarence Clemens.[6]

Edward Ellington registered for the World War I draft on 2 September 1918. At that time he worked as a messenger for the Federal government. [2] He listed his nearest relative as his wife, Edna. He is described as 5'11" tall, slender build, brown eyes, and brown hair.[2]

Edward and his family were living at 2728 Sherman Avenue in Washington, DC, in 1920.[7] Edward is listed as a dance music musician. The household included Edward, Edna, son Mercer, and three lodgers, Cornelius Weens, Andrew and Edythe Mundy.

In 1925, Edward and Edna were lodging at 2067 Seventh Avenue in New York, New York.[8] Edward was working as a musician.

1930 found Duke living with his mother, Daisey, his sister, Ruth, and his son, Mercer, in Manhattan, New York, on Edgecombe Avenue.[9] Duke is listed as a cabaret musician.

In August of 1933, Duke Ellington returned to New York from Cherbourg on the SS Majestic[10]. In May of 1939, he returned to New York from Southampton, England on the SS Ile De France[11]. In August of 1948, he returned to New York from Cherbourg on the RMS Queen Elizabeth[12]. His address is listed at 381 Edgecombe Avenue, New York city.

Duke passed away 24 May 1974 in New York, New York, United States, from lung cancer and pneumonia.[1] [3] [4] He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx, New York.[1] [3]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave Memorial # 318, Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, Bronx County New York, USA. Plot: Section: Wild Rose (at intersection of Heather and Knollwood Ave.) GPS (lat/lon): 40.88498, -73.8716
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZF7-G2Y : 12 December 2014), Edward Kennedy Ellington, 1917-1918; citing District of Columbia no 8, District of Columbia, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,556,838.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wikipedia: Duke Ellington
  4. 4.0 4.1 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBRC-T57 : 20 May 2014), Edward Ellington, May 1974; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). Number: 111-07-0402; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951.
  5. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 159; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0036; FHL microfilm: 1240159
  6. 6.0 6.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKLJ-R6X : accessed 27 December 2016), Edward K Ellington in household of James E Ellington, Precinct 8, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 152, sheet 3B, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 153; FHL microfilm 1,374,166.
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNG9-MZ6 : accessed 27 December 2016), Edward H Ellington, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; citing ED 301, sheet 4B, line 54, family 67, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 212; FHL microfilm 1,820,212.
  8. Ancestry.com. New York, State Census, 1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 20; Assembly District: 19; City: New York; County: New York; Page: 11
  9. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4GY-H95 : accessed 27 December 2016), Edward D Ellington, Manhattan (Districts 1001-1249), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1020, sheet 8A, line 37, family 142, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1577; FHL microfilm 2,341,312.
  10. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24VQ-5KC : 2 October 2015), Edward Kennedy Ellington, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24LQ-WQD : 2 October 2015), Edward K Ellington, 1939; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPZ-JSNB : 3 October 2015), Duke Edward Ellington, 1948; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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