Duncans in Neosho Co. KS


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

Last revised November 23, 2007

Formed 1855 as DORN, original county
Name changed 1861 to NEOSHO
Labette formed 1867 from Neosho


1860 Dorn Co. KS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Neosho Co. KS Census
      No Duncan indexed

HISTORIES before 1923

1879 "The United States Biographical Dictionary: Kansas Volume, containing accurately compiled biographical sketches into which is woven the history of the state and its leading interests" pub. Chicago and Kansas City : S. Lewis & Co. (FHL book 978.1 D3u v.1&2; FHL film 874,388, items 1&2)
      Pg.761-762: MAJOR CHARLES ANDREW DUNAKIN, Chanute (Neosho Co. KS). Charles A. Dunakin is a descendant on the paternal side, of one of the old Scotch Protestant families, who fled to the North of Ireland at the time of the Catholic persecution. From that country three brothers, Samuel, Andrew, and Patrick, came to the United States and settled in Massachusetts, before the Revolution, and some of their descendants served in that war. Patrick died, but Samuel and Andrew reared families, and from the latter Charles A. Dunakin is descended. His father, Andrew Dunakin, immigrated to the Genesee Valley in 1827, and engaged in the mercantile business, in which he was very successful. He was married about 1835 to Clarissa Gaylord, who was of English ancestry. They had three children, two daughters and one son, Charles Andrew, who was born October 18, 1845, at Avon [Livingston Co. NY] in the Genesee Valley.
            Major Dunakin was reared and educated at Avon. He attended the common schools in the Academy of that place. At the age of seventeen he left school and went into his father's store, where he remained until he was twenty years of age as his father's clerk. At this time he bought his father out and engaged in the business with his brother-in-law, Solon Watkins, as his partner. They continued ... His father ... bought the store back.
            Major Dunakin then went to St.Clair, Michigan, and took charge of a store for a friend, Park Mathewson, for a year. In the summer of 1870 he came to Chanute, Kansas. He then engaged in the sale of groceries, hardware and agricultural implements. He continued in that line for three years, then he sold out and went to New York City ... wholesale jewelry business ... until September, 1877, ... returned to Chanute, where he still had a business house, and there opened out a furniture and harness store. ...
            Major Dunakin was married February 6, 1867, at Avon, New York, to Elnora Winans. She is of an old family that came to America about two hundred years ago, and settled where Elizabethtown, New Jersey, now stands. The great ship-builder and railroad man, Ross Winans, is a second cousin of Mrs. Dunakin. They have two children -- Lulu Bell, eight years old, and Charles Winans, four years of age.
            He has belonged to the Masonic Order twelve years ... Republican in politics .... He was the first mayor of the city of New Chicago, since called Chanute. He was reared under the influence of the Methodist church ...

c1912 "Kansas : a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc... with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence." Vol.I-II ed. by Frank Wilson Blackmar; Supplementary Volume (Vol.III) Parts 1-2; pub. Chicago : Standard Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,000,028)
      Supplementary Vol.(III), pg.565-566: E.C. DUNCAN, an able representative of the medical profession of Fredonia [Wilson Co.], Kan., is a young man of ambition and energy whom his city values, not only for his professional abilities, but also for his public spirit as a citizen. He is a son of a physician and it is not strange, therefore, that Dr. Duncan selected therapeutics as the science to which his life should be devoted. Born in Nashville [Brown Co.], Ind., Sept. 3, 1875, he is a son of Dr. M.A. Duncan and his wife, nee Frances Kysor. Dr. M.A. Duncan is likewise a native of Indiana and was prepared for the profession of medicine at the Cincinnati Medical College, Cincinnati, Ohio. He began his practice at Nashville, Ind., but in 1885 removed to Kansas and is an active practitioner and city physician of Chanute [Neosho Co. KS]. He is a member of the Christian church and in political affairs is a Democrat.
            Dr. E.C. Duncan received his literary education in a private school in Helena, Mont., and in 1897 began the study of medicine, which he completed at the Beaumont Medical College at St. Louis, Mo., in 1901. He began his practice that same year at Fredonia, Kan., where he has since continued, and he has been very successful, now having charge of a large practice. ... He is secretary of the Wilson County Medical Society and also sustains membership in the Kansas State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. In 1910 he was appointed health officer of Wilson county and in 1914 was reappointed to that office. He is also medical examiner for the Aetna Life, Union Central, Penn Mutual, as well as minor insurance companies.
            In 1900 Dr. Duncan married Miss Ellen, a daughter of John L. Dooley, who is vice-president of the Holloday State Bank. Dr. Duncan is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. ... Both he and his wife are members of the Christian church. ...


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