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Wife of Milutin Tesla. Mother of Nikola Tesla. Nikola credited his eidetic memory as being strongly impacted by his mother's genetics and influence on his life. While Đuka had never received a formal education, she was skilled in a number of areas including making home craft tools, mechanical appliances, and the ability to memorize Serbian epic poems.
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2WRT-1FF : accessed 16 September 2015), Jualka Maudie in entry for Nikola Tesla, 07 Jan 1943; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,131,232.