Duncans in Kings Co. CA


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

Last revised April 21, 2008

Formed 1893 from Tulare


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, Lula; spouse A.; 60 years, Kings Co., died 2/10/38; 38-8335
      Duncan, Martha; spouse J.A.; 92 years, Kings Co., died 4/20/35; 35-20675
      Duncan, Mary A.; 55 years, Kings Co., died 9/18/14; 14-26584
      Duncan, William M.; spouse J.; 58 years, Kings Co., died 11/25/30; 30-57220


Hanford Cemetery, Kings Co. CA (from Vivian Biddle)
      Dr. Nathaniel Duncan & family

HISTORIES before 1923

1892 "A memorial and biographical history of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California : illustrated, containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of today" by Myron Angle, pub. by Lewis Pub. Co. (book qc979.48 M5, CA State Library, and FHL book 979.48 H2a and film 468,733 item 4 and 1,000,101 item 1)
      Pg.405-6: N.P. DUNCAN, M.D. (MAD: Indexed at CA State Library as Nathaniel Duncan) ... young professional man of Hanford, Tulare Co., CA, ... born in Pittsburg [Allegheny Co.], PA, in 1849. He is of Scotch descent, his ancestors being among the early settlers of Louisiana. His father, Robert C. Duncan, a native of Louisiana, emigrated to Pittsburg about 1820, and was there engaged in the mercantile business. His mother was Nancy (Patterson) Duncan, a daughter of Nathaniel Patterson, a surveyor and engineer, ... out of the city of Pittsburg.
            N.P. Duncan was educated in the Beaver Academy and ... graduated at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York city, in 1871. He then began practice at Eno, Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1873, when he came to California. After spending two years in traveling over the State, he practiced one year in Fresno, and in 1876 located at Lemoore, Tulare County, where he was subsequently married to Miss Mary A. Crammer, ... a native of Calaveras County, California. The Doctor ... remained there until 1884, when he moved to Hanford. ... To the Doctor and Mrs. Duncan one child has been born, a bright little son, who at the age of five years suffered a fall while at play in Lemoore which caused his death. ...

1905 "History of the state of California and biographical record of the San Joaquin Valley, California : an historical story of the state's marvelous growth from its earliest settlement to the present time, also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present" by Prof. James Miller Guinn, pub. by Chapman Pub. Co. (CA State Library book qc979.4 G9Hc; FHL book 979.4 H2gj and film 468,761 and film 1,000,096)
      Pg.1580: NATHANIEL P. DUNCAN, M.D. To Nathaniel P. Duncan, M.D., belongs the distinction of being the oldest physician in Hanford, Kings county, in point of years of service in the medical profession. Dr. Duncan was born in Pittsburg [Allegheny Co.], PA, January 9, 1849, a son of Robert C., and grandson of Thomas Duncan, whose father, a native of Scotland, came to the United States about the time of the Revolutionary war and first located in Louisiana, where he operated a plantation for a number of years. He subsequently removed to Pennsylvania, but soon afterward died in Pittsburg, while still a comparatively young man, from yellow fever.
            Robert C. Duncan was born in Louisiana, and was an infant when his parents removed to Pennsylvania. He was reared and educated in the latter state, and engaged in merchandising in Beaver Falls and Pittsburg. He died in the latter city at the age of about seventy years. He married Nancy Patterson, a native of PA, who still resides in that state at the advanced age of 87 years. Her father, Nathaniel Patterson, was at one time a civil engineer in Pittsburg.
            The boyhood and youth of Dr. Nathaniel P. Duncan were spent in Pittsburg and vicinity ... He subsequently attended Beaver Academy, ... Coming to California, he visited various towns, finally locating, in 1876, at Lemoore, Kings county ... At Lemoore, Cal., in 1877, he was united in marriage with Mary Cramer, a native of Calaveras Co. CA. .... (MAD: see Beaver Co. PA)


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