Duncans in Kern Co. CA


Duncan research files of
Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson
the Genealogy Bug

Last revised May 26, 2009

Formed 1866 from Tulare, Los Angeles


CA Death Indexes, 1905-1929 and 1930-1939 (1905-1929 from CA State Library, Sacramento, and FHL microfilm 1,686,044, A to Emerson, Geo.; 1930-1939 from FHL microfilm 1,686,048, A to Hetterman)
      MAD Note: An index to California Birth Records, 1905-1995, and California Death Records, 1940-1997, has been posted at Rootsweb:
      Decedent name (8 characters maximum in first name); Spouse initials; Age, Place, Date of death; Year registered - State file number (MAD: added birth year)
      Duncan, Alton P.; 22 years, Kern Co., died 5/22/27; 27-23375
      Duncan, Anna B.; 47 years, Kern Co., died 4/30/31; 31-19636
      Duncan, Anna J.; 80 years, Kern Co., died 5/24/24; 24-22446
      Duncan, Annabell; 5 months, Kern Co., died 3/27/31; 31-13477
      Duncan, Buster; 3 days, Kern Co., died 8/24/23; 23-34536
      Duncan, Donna C.; 3 years, Kern Co., died 7/10/39; 39-41067
      Duncan, Edward; 47 years, Kern Co., died 3/16/15; 15-7441
      Duncan, Emma L.; spouse M.A.; 77 years, Kern Co., died 4/3/33; 33-20030
      Duncan, Ethel; spouse G.; 23 years, Kern Co., died 11/4/29; 29-56969
      Duncan, Frank; 45 years, Kern Co., died 1/25/09; 09-526
      Duncan, George W.; 45 years, Kern Co., died 4/1/10; 10-9123
      Duncan, George; 60 years, Kern Co., died 6/11/27; 27-28861
      Duncan, Jesse B.; spouse R.; 31 years, Kern Co., died 2/14/31; 31-7673
      Duncan, John; 68 years, Kern Co., died 11/7/25; 25-50039
      Duncan, Larry C.; 6 days, Kern Co., died 9/17/37; 37-57645
      Duncan, M. A.; 77 years, Kern Co., died 9/13/27; 27-44112 (b.1850)
      Duncan, Marvin A.; 2 months, Kern Co., died 3/1/37; 37-19218
      Duncan, Milton E.; 1 month, Kern Co., died 2/12/37; 37-10988
      Duncan, Spurgeon B.; 22 years, Kern Co., died 6/29/29; 29-31040
      Duncan, Viola; spouse R.L.; 51 years, Kern Co., died 11/25/39; 39-73146
      Duncan, William C.; spouse B.L.; 53 years, Kern Co., died 5/29/39; 39-34917
      Duncan, Z. Z.; 4 hours, Kern Co., died 2/5/35; 35-7925


"Report of the Selective Service Administration of California" 1922, pages 372-373 (Placerville FHC book)
      Name, City and County (MAD: have added county in parenthesis if different from city)
      Duncan, Harry G., Taft (Kern Co.)
      Duncan, John Albert, Kern Co.
      Duncan, Samuel H., Kern Co.
      Duncan, Wade Adkins, Kern Co.

HISTORIES before 1923

1914 "History of Kern County, California : with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present" by Wallace Melvin Morgan, pub. by Historic Record Co. (CA State Library, Sacramento, book qc979.488 M8; FHL film 1,000,105 item 3)
      Pg.350: EUGENE B. DUNCAN. - Among the bright and active young business men of Bakersfield whose splendid energy and modern methods have contributed not a little to the rapid development of the community is Eugene B. Duncan, who is now filling the responsible position of assistant cashier in the Security Trust Co. Bank of Bakersfield. The son of M.A. and Emma (Lehman) Duncan, he was born October 9, 1878, in Quincy, Adams county, Ill., where he was reared and educated. Taking a business course at Gem City College in order to further his business knowledge he was graduated therefrom and in March, 1899, came to Bakersfield to make his home. From that year to 1904 he worked with Sam Wible in the laundry business, filling the position of office foreman. In 1904 he took a position in the water department of the Kern County Land Co., and remained as one of their most trusted employes for seven years. Since the time of the organization of the Security Trust Co., on March 1, 1911, Mr. Duncan has been connected with it, being a stockholder in the company and now ably filling the position of assistant cashier. He is also director in the First Bank of Kern and has been actively identified with the financial business world of his community in the last few years.
          In October, 1909, Mr. Duncan was married to Miss Caroline K. Duncan of Quincy, Ill., and they now make their home at No. 829 D street, where they have a beautiful and comfortable cottage. Mr. Duncan has a creditable military record, having served six years (1906-1911) as commanding officer of Company L, State Militia National Guard, being commissioned captain.
      Pg.437: DUNCAN, Millard A. ... Willis Duncan, native of Scotland, established family name in new world. From Willis the line is traced through his son Gavin Bennett Duncan to the next generation, represented by M.A. Duncan of Bakersfield, the latter being a grandson through his mother, Eliza, of Joel Frazier ... Ten children formed the family of Gavin Bennett and Eliza (Frazier) Duncan. One of these, the youngest and the last survivor, M.A., was born on the home farm in Adams Co. IL, August 24, 1850, ... in that locality he met and married Miss Emma Lehman, likewise a native of Adams Co. Four children. To Bakersfield 1899. ....


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