Duncans in Wilson Co. KS


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

Last revised November 24, 2007

Formed 1855, original county


1860 Wilson Co. KS Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Wilson Co. KS Census
Clifton Twp.
Pg.390, #50-51, DAVIS, A. (m) 38 W.VA miller $3100-$3217
                  A. (f) 37 OH keeping house
                  A.M. (f) 16, M.L. (f) 14 IL at home
                  E.E. (m) 12, M.B. (f) 10 IL
                  M.A. (f) 7, O.G. (m) 5 IL
                  L.J. (f) 2, J.M. (f) 6/12 b.March KS
                  J.A. (m) 58 OH engineer
                  DUNCAN, R.B. (m) 20 IL works at mill
                  FRITZ, Jno. 25 OH farmer
                  (MAD: ? Rice B. Duncan, 1860 Franklin Co. IL census, 1880 Jackson Co. IL census)

1900 Census, Fall River, Wilson County, Kansas (from Kathy Cawley 11/2007)
S.D.# 3, E.D.# 168, Page# 87B
Head, Jan 1868, age 32, m'd 7 yrs., AR./TN./TN., farm laborer
Artimesia, Wife, Aug 1869, age 30, 3 chi. born, 2 living, KS./IN./GA.
Ester, Daughter, Sept 1893, age 6, AR./AR./KS.
Hugh A., Son, July 1896, age 3, AR./AR./KS.
      (KDC: Artimesia probably died giving birth to Ruth; see 1910 Benton Co. AR census)

HISTORIES before 1923

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. ...

1902 "An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Cos., With a Brief Outline of the Early History of the State of Oregon" pub. by Western Hist. Pub. Co. (FHL book 979.5 H2i and film 924,599 item 1; LH10474, HeritageQuest image 2/2007)
      Pg.616-7: GEORGE W. DUNCAN, deceased. Among the living representatives of Malheur county there should apear an account of him whose name is at the head of this article, as a tribute to his memory, since he was one of the capable and upright men of this county, having ever manifested praiseworthy virtues in his life, being a devout Christian and also one of the noble men who pressed to the front to save the nation in the time of great danger.
      George W. Duncan was born on January 29, 1843, in Williamson county, Illinois, being the son of Dudley W. and Elizabeth (Spiller) Duncan. He was reared on a farm and at an early age was deprived of both parents by death. He made his way in the world, encountering the adversities and sorrow of the orphan, but succeeded well in his undertakings. On September 17, 1863, he enlisted in Company B, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry, for three years. His service was largely on the border between Kansas and Missouri and he participated in many trying skirmishes. At the close of the war he was honorably discharged and went to Linn county, Kansas, to take up the duties of civil life. And there, on May 19, 1867, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Susan D., daughter of Jacob and Georgiana (Gleason) Sult. Subsequent to this important event in his life, he removed to Wilson county, Kansas, and there took up government land and gave his attention to farming until 1880. At that date, on account of failing health, Mr. Duncan sold his property and provided rigs and came overland with teams to the present home place. His health was much improved, but still he was not fully restored, and on November 28, 1892, the angel of death summoned him hence. He was fully prepared to go and he passed as the true Christian to the realms beyond.
      The children born to this worthy couple are named as follows: Rosetta, wife of the late sheriff, Julian D. Locey; Alice M., wife of Cyrus W. Morfitt; Ninnie, deceased; Albert, deceased; Wiley B. married to Gretta Wisdom; Cora A., deceased; Walter T., Ralph A., Ray R., and Nannie B. Mrs. Duncan has taken up the added burdens of life since her husband's death in a noble and skillful manner and she is now attending to the management of their large estate of eight hundred acres of land, one-half mile northeast from Ironsides, where the family home is. The place is comfortable and carefully improved and provided with all necessary buildings, orchards, and conveniences for a first-class farm and stock ranch, and Mrs. Duncan has also a large herd of cattle. She is a member of the Methodist church, as her husband was, also, and she is a faithful supporter of the true faith, being an exemplary woman in her daily walk and characterized by graciousness and hospitality.


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