Duncans in Orange Co. CA


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

Last revised July 30, 2008

Formed 1889 from 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)
      Dunkin, Bettie; spouse D.H.; 74 years, Orange Co., died 3/24/20; 20-13280
      Dunkin, D. H.; spouse E.C.; 76 years, Orange Co., died 9/4/26; 26-43612 (b.1850) (MAD: David Henry Dunkin, mar. 1st Mary H. Phillips 3/12/1871 Shelby Co. IL, mar. 2nd Bettie Duncan 9/21/1876 Moultrie Co. IL, son of John Young Dunkin b.1828 Adams Co. OH mar. Minerva Lee Harris 7/22/1849 Shelby Co. IL, from info of M. Vergene Anderson 11/1993)
      Duncan, Evelyn E.; 2 years, Orange Co., died 7/17/29; 29-38634
      Duncan, George; unknown, Orange Co., died 12/31/07; 08-1557
      Duncan, J. K.; 70 years, Orange Co., died 4/28/19; 19-18281 (b.1849)
      Duncan, J. K.; 66 years, Orange Co., died 6/28/11; 11-19517 (b.1845)
      Duncan, Myrtha; spouse B.; 38 years, Orange Co., died 5/13/39; 39-31430
      Duncan, Nina; spouse A.C.; 49 years, Orange Co., died 4/17/34; 34-21970
      Duncan, Ruby; spouse O.T.; 25 years, Orange Co., died 11/22/31; 31-60776
      Duncan, Sarah G.; spouse R.; 81 years, Orange Co., died 10/17/36; 36-61201
      Duncan, Stena; spouse W.S.; 50 years, Orange Co., died 2/9/24; 24-8793
      Duncan, Susan E.; spouse J.K.; 67 years, Orange Co., died 2/5/19; 19-10191
      Duncan, Susan O.; spouse I.L.; 70 years, Orange Co., died 10/3/38; 38-61693
      Duncan, Thomas W.; 57 years, Orange Co., died 10/20/34; 34-55179
      Duncan, W. C.; spouse I.; 48 years, Orange Co., died 7/4/22; 22-31658
      Duncan, William B.; 68 years, Orange Co., died 5/6/23; 23-23017
      Duncan, Woodson V.; spouse V.E.; 74 years, Orange Co., died 9/2/32; 32-48918


Pension Index Card File, alphabetical; of the Veterans Administrative Contact and Administration Services, Admin. Operations Services, 1861-1934; Duff to A-J Duncan (negative FHL film 540,888, some cards very faint); Joseph Duncan to Dunn (positive FHL film 540,889, some cards very dark)
      Cataloged under Civil War, 1861-1865, pensions, indexes; does not say if Confederate or Federal, but probably Federal. Negative film, some cards much too faint or dark to read, some cards blurred or faded, particularly the service unit and the dates of application. Most of the very faint or dark cards were in a slightly different format, with space for years enlisted and discharged which were sometimes filled in. Many of these were for service in later years, although one or two were for service ca 1866.
      Name of soldier, alias, name of dependent widow or minor, service (military unit or units), date of filing, class (invalid or widow or minor or other), Application #, Certificate #, state from which filed (sometimes blank), attorney (sometimes blank, MAD: did not usually copy), remarks. Sometimes the "Invalid" or "Widow" class had an "s" added to it before the application #; occasionally the area for the service information included a circled "S". The minor's name was frequently that of the guardian rather than the minor.
      The military unit was frequently the Company Letter, the Regiment Number, sometimes US Vet Vol Inf. (US Veteran Volunteer Infantry), L.A. (Light Artillery), H.A. (Heavy Artillery), US C Inf (US Colored? Infantry), Cav. (Cavalry), Mil. Guards, V.R.C. (?Volunteer Reserve Corps?), etc. Sometimes there were several service units given.
      Cards appear to be arranged by the last name, first name, middle initial if any, and state (including "US") of service.
      Duncan, John K., widow Duncan, Mary M.; G 22 Iowa Inf.; 1865 May 9, Invalid Appl. #67890, Cert. #48598; 1911 Aug. 7, Widow Appl. #969937, Cert. #730828, Cal.; remarks XC2684066. (MAD: enlisted 25 July 1862, 3rd Sergt, age 18, Union; Resided in Iowa City (Johnson Co. IA); G Co. 22nd Inf Reg. IA; ? J.K. Duncan b.1845 d.1911 Orange Co. CA, 1910 Malibu, Los Angeles Co. CA, inmate, b.1845 PA, no wife)

"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, Benjamin H., Orange Co.
      Duncan, Elbert, Orange Co.
      Duncan, Elora C., Fullerton (Orange Co.)
      Duncan, Flora, Orange Co.
      Duncan, Harry, Orange Co.
      Duncan, Henry Newton, Orange Co.


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