Duncans in Los Angeles Co. CA


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

Last revised March 12, 2011

Original county formed 1850
San Bernardino formed 1853 from Los Angeles
Kern formed 1866 from Tulare, Los Angeles
Orange formed 1889 from Los Angeles


1850 Los Angeles Co. CA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1860 Los Angeles Co. CA Census
Tehon Twp. #10
Pg.535, #485-476, Franco. RUIZ (m) 21 CA shepherd $0-$0
                  Josefina (f) 16 CA
                  Robt. CONNOR 26 IRE laborer
                  Jas. DUNCAN 27 VA laborer
                  William CRAIG 21 ENG shepherd.

1870 Los Angeles Co. CA Census
Los Angeles Twp. & P.O.
Pg.469, #92-92, DUNCAN, William 42 TN farmer $500-$3000
                  Marcicis (f) 31 MO keeps house
                  Mary Roses 14 CA at home
                  Robert 11, Concidel (f) 9, John 7 CA
                  Tabir? (m) 4, Mahala 1 CA
                  PARKER, William 22 TX laborer
                  (MAD: 1850 Limestone Co. TX census, 1860 Tulare Co. CA census; mar. Narcissa Parker)
Santa Ana Twp., P.O. Anaheim
Pg.602, #88-95, DUNCAN, Thomas 30 IRE herder (alone)

S.D.# 8, E.D.# 322, PAGE# 134B, IMAGE 12 OF 36
      (KDC: 1910 Marion Co. AR)

E.D.# 19-226, S.D.# 16TH, PAGE# 189B, IMAGE 16 OF 30
1656 4TH
HEAD, RENTS, $50., M/W, AGE 63, M'd AT 28, KY./KY./KY.,


Go to the Los Angeles Co. CA Death Indexes 1905-1929 and 1930-1939

Death Certificate, State of CA, #38-066469, Local Reg. #15319 (copy from Paul C. Duncan 11/1993 with permission to share)
      Oliver C. Duncan, 4005 Guardia Ave., Los Angeles, CA, d. Los Angeles Co. CA on Nov. 26, 1938; male, Cauc., married, wife Jane Duncan; born May 30, 1852, age 86 years, 5 months, 26 days, farmer for 40 years, last worked 7/1909; born "Gadston", AL; father Enoch B. Duncan b. Memphis, TN; mother Nancy Fincher, b. TN; resided Los Angeles 16 years; informant Clarence Ward, 4005 Guardia Ave., Los Angeles, CA, burial in San Gabriel Cemetery, 11/28/1938; Wilson Mortuary, Monterey Park, CA; filed Nov. 28, 1938; cause of death acute myocarditis, onset Nov. 19, 1938; chronic interstitial nephritis 1 year.
            PCD: Clarence Ward was the son of Eva (Duncan) Ward who was the daughter of Oliver C. Duncan and with whom he lived for several years; Oliver C. and his wife Frances Jane had seperated several years before his death; the family believed he was from Tennessee. (MAD: see 1850 Cobb Co. GA census)

"Los Angeles Examiner," February 18, 1917, Section III, page 14, Vital Statistics; Death Notices (microfilmed copy, California State Library, California Room, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA)
      VITAL STATISTICS. DEATH NOTICES. DUNCAN -- February 16, Mary S., beloved wife of Rev. C.W. Duncan, aged 64 years. Funeral services at the chapel of Bresee Brothers, 855 Figueroa, Monday, at 1:30.

"Los Angeles Examiner," Thursday, March 9, 1939, Section III, page 7, Vital Statistics; Death Notices (microfilmed copy, California State Library, California Room, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA)
      VITAL STATISTICS. DEATH NOTICES. DUNCAN. At 7412 Holmes ave., Calvin Webster Duncan, loving father of Frank H. Duncan of Florence and Ruth R. Matthews of Huntington Park. Funeral services under auspices of Florence Lodge No. 649, F. & A. M., Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Little Funeral Church of E.W. Holman & Sons. (copy enclosed)
      List of small ads by Funeral Directors, same page, included: Bresee Brothers & Gillette. M.A. Bresee and Kenneth Gillette, 950 W. Washington, phone PR 5125.
      List of small ads for cemeteries, same page, included: Inglewood Park Cemetery. Chapel - Mausoleum - Cemetery.


"Reports of Cases Determined in The Supreme Court of the State of California" by C.P. Pomeroy, Reporter, Vol.109; pgs.602 to 607 (El Dorado Co. CA Law Library 12/2003; MAD's extract)
      BLANTON DUNCAN, Appellant, v. TIMES-MIRROR COMPANY, Respondent; L.A. No. 101, Supreme Court of California; 109 Cal. 602; 42 P. 147; October 22, 1895.
      Motion to dismiss an appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County and from an order refusing a new trial. Counsel ... Blanton Duncan, in pro. per., for Appellant.
      "Whereas, the plaintiff in the above-entitled action, Blanton Duncan v. The Times-Mirror Co., appeals to the supreme court of the state of California from judgment made and entered against plaintiff in said action in the said superior court in favor of the defendant in said action on the (blank) day of March, 1895, for one hundred and eighty five-100 dollars costs of suit, and one hundred dollars attorney's fee;
      "Now, therefore, in consideration of the premises and of such appeal, we, the undersigned, Mary T. Duncan & F.N. Myers, of Los Angeles county and state of California, do hereby jointly and severally undertake and promise, on the part of appellant, that the said appellant will pay all damages and costs which may be awarded against him on the appeal, not exceeding three hundred dollars, to which amount we acknowledge ourselves jointly and severally bound.
      "And, whereas, the appellant, Blanton Duncan, is desirous of staying the execution of the defendant so appealed from, we do further, in consideration thereof and of the premises, jointly and severally undertake and promise, and do acknowledge ourselves further and jointly and severally bound in the further sum of five hundred and ninety one-hundredths dollars, being double the amount named in the said judgment, that if the said judgment appealed from, or any part thereof, be affirmed or the appeal be dismissed, the appellant shall pay defendant, the Times-Mirror Company, the amount directed to be paid thereby, or the part of such amount as to which the same shall be affirmed, if affirmed only in part, and all damages and costs which shall be awarded against the appellant upon the appeal; and if the appellant does not make such payment within thirty days after the filing of the remittitur from the supreme court in the court from which the appeal is taken, judgment may be entered on motion of respondent in its favor against the said sureties for such amount, together with the interest that may be due thereon, and the damages and costs that may be awarded against the appellant upon the appeal herein. [Seal] Mary T. Duncan. [Seal] F.N. Myers."
      ... The appeals, both from the judgment and from the order refusing a new trial, are dismissed.

"Reports of Cases Determined in The Supreme Court of the State of California" by C.P. Pomeroy, Reporter, Vol.120; pgs.402 to 403 (El Dorado Co. CA Law Library 12/2003; MAD's extract)
      BLANTON DUNCAN, Appellant, v. TIMES-MIRROR COMPANY, Respondent; L.A. No. 412, Supreme Court of California; 120 Cal. 402; 52 P. 652; March 25, 1898.
      Motion to dismiss an appeal from an order of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County denying a new trial.
      A motion is made to dismiss the appeal from an order denying a motion for a new trial, upon the ground that the notice of intention to move for a new trial was fatally defective. The notice recited that the motion would be made upon a statement or bill of exceptions, and upon the records of the court and upon the minutes of the court. In Hart v. Kimball, 72 Cal. 283, it was held that a motion for a new trial can be made upon a statement of the case, notwithstanding that the notice designated that the motion would be made upon a statement and upon the minutes of the court and a bill of exceptions. In the present case, the motion was actually based upon a bill of exceptions. The notice of intention stated that it would be based upon the records of the court and the minutes, and either a statement or bill of exceptions. We think the notice is a substantial compliance with the statute. Motion denied.

"Reports of Cases Determined in The Supreme Court of the State of California" by C.P. Pomeroy, Reporter, Vol.125; pgs.383 to 388 (El Dorado Co. CA Law Library 12/2003; MAD's extract)
      H.W. HELLMAN, Respondent, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES, Cross-complainant and Respondent. BOAZ DUNCAN et al., Appellants. I.W. HELLMAN et al., Respondents; L.A. No. 687, Supreme Court of California, Department Two; 125 Cal. 383; 58 P. 10; July 17, 1899.
      Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County and from an order denying a new trial. Walter Van Dyke, Judge.
      This action was commenced by the plaintiff against the city of Los Angeles to quiet title to a certain lot of land at the northeast corner of Spring and Fourth streets in the said city. The city filed a cross-complaint alleging that the appellant, Boaz Duncan, and other parties, all of whom were subsequently brought in and made parties to the action, owned lots along and fronting on Fourth street, on both sides thereof, between Spring and Main streets, and that all these lotowners, including the plaintiff, had "so encroached upon Fourth street, both upon the north and upon the south, that the width of said Fourth street, as it now exists upon the ground between the fences and other improvements of said parties, is considerable less than sixty feet." The cross-complaint also sets forth that in 1849 a survey and map of said city was made, known as Ord's survey, which was adopted as the official map of said city, and which shows Fourth street to have a uniform width of sixty feet. The principal relief prayed for in the cross-complaint is that the lines of Fourth street be determined, and that the claims adverse to the use of Fourth street as a public street of said city be forever quieted. The appellant demurred to this cross-complaint for insufficiency of facts to constitute a cause of action, and for uncertainty because the north and south boundaries of Fourth street were not set out and it could not be ascertained therefrom to what extent the improvements of the several parties, including appellant, encroached upon said street. In overruling this demurrer the court erred. The complaint was uncertain in the particulars specified in the demurrer. Whether the suit be treated as an action to quiet title or to establish the boundaries of Fourth street, the appellant was entitled to be informed by the cross-complaint specifically as to what portion of the premises occupied by him were claimed to be an encroachment and within the boundaries of Fourth street. ... The judgment and order appealed from are reversed.


Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA (personal visit by MAD)
      A Plot (section), grave #1518: Mary S. Duncan, wife - mother, 1852 - 1917
      Elm (section), plot ca #20: Walter S. Duncan, Beloved brother - uncle, 1883-1934
            DUNCAN, Father William A., 1880-1940; Mother Jennie E., 1883-1974.
      Elm (section), plot 35A - no marker for Calvin Webster Duncan.

Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA, 90312 (from Cemetery 4/1997 to Jim Wanke to MAD 5/1997)
      CALVIN WESBER (sic) DUNCAN, 86 years old, born Ohio, died 3-8-1939 Los Angeles, CA, interment 3-11-1939, mortuary: E.W. Holman & Sons, location of interment: A-35 Elm. (MAD: b. Miami Co. OH)
      MARY SOPHIA DUNCAN, no interment. (MAD: information from personal visit by MAD: Mary S. Duncan, d. 1917, A plot #1518)


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, Alexander, widow Duncan, Margaret; C 45 PA Inf.; filed 1895 Feb. 23, Invalid Appl. #1164483, Cert. #906109, F?la; filed 1919 April 8, Widow Appl. #1139073, Cert. #879308, Cal. (MAD: Alexander b.1847 d.1918 Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, Hiram W., widow Duncan, Margaret M.; F 33 Ind. Inf.; 1890 Feb. 21, Invalid Appl. #756442, Cert. #526731, Kans.; 1913 July 7, Widow Appl. #1010823, Cert. #769034, Cal. (MAD: b.1846, 1850 Hamilton Co. IN census, see Morgan Co. IN; 1880 Cherokee Co. KS;; d. 1913 Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, James R., widow Duncan, Mary S.; Adjt. & E & A 21 Ill. Inf.; 1890 March 24, Invalid Appl. #763823, Cert. #541178, Cal.; 1916 May 3, Widow Appl. #1065517, Cert. #822372, Cal. (MAD: 1870 Moultrie Co. IL; 1910 Los Angeles A.D.70, Los Angeles Co., CA; ? d.1916 San Bernardino Co. CA, b.1834 SCT?)
      Dunkin, James W., widow Dunkin, Sarah; B & D 34 Ia. Inf.; 1883 June 30, Invalid Appl. #488361, Cert. #465899, Kans.; 1915 Aug. 26, Widow Appl. #1052230, Cert. #801266, Cal. (MAD: 1860-1870 Warren Co. IA; 1880 Allen Co. KS; ? 1910 Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, John, widow Duncan, Maie (?) P.; Indian Wars, 1893-1896, H 24 US Inf.; 1931? Nov? 29, Widow Appl. #1707126, no cert., Act of Feb. 3, 1927, Calif; remarks, Died Jan. 14, 1914 at Los Angeles, Calif. (faint card)
      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)
      Dunkin, Reuben M., widow Dunkin, Jennie N.; B 18 US Inf.; 1882 Nov. 22, Invalid Appl. #465575, Cert. #224668, Ind.; 1908 Feb. 5, Widow Appl. #884374, no cert., Cal.; remarks see Ind. War W.O. 11696. (MAD: d.1907 Los Angeles Co. CA age 48y; 1900 Yavapai Co. AZ b.1863 IN; 1880 Putnam Co. IN age 16 ???; ?? Reuben Duncan enlisted 25 May 1863, at Eureka, Humboldt Co. CA, in B Co. 1st Battn Mountain Reg. CA)
      Duncan, Taylor E.; L 3 MO Inf., K 32 US V. Inf., Capt. Coast Art. Corps (H.W.); 1924 Feb. 15, Invalid(S) Appl. #1496042, Cert. #A-4-5-28, Calif; remarks C2341586. (MAD: Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, William M., widow Duncan, Julia F.(T?.); A 80 Ind. Inf.; 1866 June 12, Invalid Appl. #109830, Cert. #69965; 1917 Feb. 17, Widow Appl. #1094134, Cert. #843917, Calif. (MAD: 1850-1860 Gibson Co. IN census; b.1838, d. 1917 Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, William P., widow Duncan, Elizabeth J.; Indian Wars 1872-1873, Co. N. San Saba Co. Texas Minute Men; 1920 Nov. 23, Ind. Wid. Appl. #15219, Cert. #10084, Act of March 4, 1917, Calif. (MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. TX census; 1860 San Saba Co. TX census; to Los Angeles Co. CA)
      Duncan, William R., widow Duncan, Ida M.; Indian Wars 1884-1885, Ind. Scts USA; 1932? (dark) March 25, Wid. Appl. #1715142, no cert., Act of March 2, 1927? (1917?), Calif.; remarks XC2649388, died July 1918 Los Angeles, Calif. (MAD: died age 66, b.1852)

"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, Alvin Leslie, Los Angeles Co.
      Duncan, Arthur G., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Arthur R., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Charles, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Charles E., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Clarence L., San Pedro (Los Angeles Co.)
      Duncan, Claude J., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Clement, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Doliver W., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Elmer, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Gaston W., Los Angeles
      Duncan, George William, El Segundo (Los Angeles Co.)
      Duncan, Harry Keith, Los Angeles
      Duncan, James Colman, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Jess G., Los Angeles
      Duncan, John, Los Angeles
      Duncan, John Irving, Los Angeles
      Duncan, John L., Los Angeles
      Duncan, John T., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Lawrence A., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Leland L., Los Angeles Co.
      Duncan, Marion L., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Perry R., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Ralph A., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Robert, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Robert N., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Ross H., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Roy E., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Taylor E., Hollywood (Los Angeles Co.)
      Duncan, Theodore, Los Angeles
      Duncan, Walter S., Los Angeles
      Duncan, Will F., Los Angeles
      Duncan, William Burnett, San Pedro (Los Angeles Co.)
      Duncan, William O., Van Nuys (Los Angeles Co.)


California Digital Newspaper Collection <http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc> (link sent by Marquita Ellias 3/7/2011)
      "Sacramento Daily Union," Wednesday, March 1, 1871, Vol.40, Number 7113
Page 2, column 1. News of the Morning.
            At Gallatin, Los Angeles county, February 27th, one Dick Lee shot at and fatally wounded William Duncan. The trouble arose from cards.
      "Sacramento Daily Union," Thursday, March 2, 1871, Vol.40, Number 7114
Page 2, Column 4. By State Telegraph. From Los Angeles - Fatal Result - Hunt after Murderers Unsuccessful - Steamboat Meeting.
            Los Angeles, March 1st. William Duncan who was shot by Richard Lee, on Monday morning, at Gallatin, died to-day.
      "Sacramento Daily Union," May 17, 1889, Vol.61, Number 72, had a lengthy article about the murderer having been found.
      (Marquita Ellias comment: this is William S. Duncan who married Narcissa Parker, according to verbal history. His death date is incorrectly given as January 11, 1871, in the 1907 "A History of California, Extended History of Its Southern Coast Counties," Vol.2, pg.2171, by J.M. Guinn. There are also articles in the following newspapers:
            "Daily Alta California," Volume 23, Number 7648, 1 March 1871
            "Los Angeles Times," August 14, 1889, "The See Murder Trial")

HISTORIES before 1923

"An Illustrated history of Los Angeles County, California : containing a history of Los Angeles County from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and also of prominent citizens of to-day." by T.D. Mott; B.D. Wilson; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1889, 907 pgs. (LH13744, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.493 H2L and film 468,735 item 2 and 1,000,106 item 4)
      Pg.761: PROFESSOR S. HOLGATE, musician, near Norwalk, was born on the Atlantic Ocean, between Liverpool and New York, on the 30th day of April, 1842. His father's name was William, and his mother's, Martha Holgate. They were natives of England ... In 1864 he went to White Pine, Nevada, in 1868 to Los Angeles County ... He was married in 1865 to Miss Julia Thompson, daughter of the well-known O.D. Thompson, of Los Angeles. The names of their children are: Julia, wife of Garrett Duncan; William, Stephen and James. ....

"Who's who in the Pacific Southwest : a compilation of authentic biographical sketches of citizens of Southern California and Arizona." (anonymous); pub. Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Print. & Binding House, 1913, 406 pgs. (LH11638, HeritageQuest images 4/2007)
      Pg.124: DUNCAN, Rex Dowler. Physician and surgeon. Res. Young Apts., 1621 S. Grand Ave.; office 638 Van Nuys Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. Born in North Platte, Neb., May 2, 1886; son of Dr. Charles M. and Ella Elizabeth (Dowler) Duncan. Married to Pansy Hill of Los Angeles, March 20, 1913. ... Medical college, ... Appointed asst. health officer in 1910, ... professor of laboratory physiology, Dental College, Univ. of So. Cal., 1910-11, ... (MAD: nothing said of wife) (MAD: North Platte, Lincoln Co. NE)

1913 "Press Reference Library, Western Edition : Notables of the West, being the portraits and biographies of the progressive men of the West who have helped in the development and history making of this wonderful country." Largely devoted to California and the southwestern states. by International News Service, pub. New York: International News Service; Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, book GC 979 P92n Vol.1 (Internet Archive book, 8/24/2009, call number 31833011457485)
      Pg.785: DUNCAN, REX DOWLER, Physician and Surgeon, Los Angeles, California, was born in North Platte, Neb., May 2, 1886, the son of Dr. Charles M. Duncan and Ella Elizabeth (Dowler) Duncan. His paternal grandfather was Col. John Duncan, one of the founders of Monmouth College, and his family was prominent during the Civil War, one uncle was awarded a bronze medal by Congress for gallantry during the war. (MAD: North Platte, Lincoln Co. NE)
      Dr. Duncan received his early education in the public schools of Nebraska, studied medicine at Creighton University, Omaha, for two years, and located in Los Angeles in 1906. He entered the Medical Department of the University of California, received a degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1909. During his senior year he was undergraduate interne at the California Hospital and after graduation served at the Los Angeles County Hospital until appointed resident physician at the Sisters' Hospital, Los Angeles.
      January, 1910, Dr. Duncan was appointed Assistant Health Officer of Los Angeles and served a year when he resigned and entered into private practice. He was Professor of Laboratory Physiology in the University of Southern California Dental College, 1910-11, and is instructor in Clinical Medicine at the University. He is professor for Diseases of Children in the Los Angeles County Training School for Nurses, and a member of the visiting staff of the Los Angeles Hospital; he is also Medical Director of the "Benevolent and Protective Order of Incas."
      Dr. Duncan holds a commission as First Lieutenant in the 7th Regt. National Guards of California, and is a member of the State of California Medical Society, and Los Angeles Medical Society. He is a Thirty-second degree Mason, member of the Mystic Shrine, Phi Sigma and Phi Delta Chi.
      (MAD: ?? see Lee Co. IA 1880)

1910 "A History of the Medical Profession of Southern California" with an historical sketch by George H. Kress ; and an introduction by Walter Lindley; pub. 2d. ed. Los Angeles : Times-Mirror Printing and Binding House, 1910 (FHL film 1,000,134 item 4; SLC 6/10/2008)
      Pg.129: ARTHUR McDOWELL DUNCAN, M.D. Duncan, Arthur McDowell, Los Angeles, Cal. Born near Bucyrus, O., January 18, 1850. Attended the Northwestern Normal School. Student at the Columbus Medical College of Columbus, Ohio, and at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, receiving the M.D. degree from the latter institution in 1878. Came to California in 1903. Member of the Los Angeles County Medical Society. Married Adelaide H. Young on April 9, 1890, and has three daughters. (MAD: Bucyrus, Crawford Co. OH)

1913 "Who's who on the Pacific coast : a biographical compilation of notable living contemporaries west of the Rocky Mountains" ed. by Franklin Harper, pub. 1913 Los Angeles, Harper Pub. Co. (FHL film 1,697,720 item 7; SLC 6/10/2008)
      Pg.171. DUNCAN, H.B., Lawyer, born, Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 2, 1875; son, Thomas H. and Nancy (Sweeney) D. Edu: public schools, Pa., high school, Chicago; studied law in office of U.S. Atty. C.B. Morrison, Chicago; night law lectures at John Marshall Law School and Kent College of Law, Chicago; private instructions under Kemper B. Campbell of the faculty of Univ. of So. Cal. College of Law. Married, Elizabeth Pendleton, Mar. 16, 1908. Moved to Cal., 1908. Special Agent, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Wash., D.C., 1905-10. Special Asst. to U.S. Dist. Atty. for Sou. Dist. of Cal., 1910-11. Member: A.F. & A.M. Republican. Res.: 122 Sycamore ave., Hollywood; Office: 507-8 Higgins bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. (MAD: Pittsburg, Allegheny Co. PA; Hollywood, Los Angeles Co. CA)

1907 "A history of California and an extended history of its southern coast counties : also containing biographies of well-known citizens of the past and present" by Prof. James Miller Guinn, pub. by Historic Record (book qc979.4 G9, Vol.2, CA State Library; and FHL book 979.4 H2g and film 468,759 and film 1,000,099)
      Pg.1507: DUNCAN, William P., known throughout Compton [Los Angeles Co.], died 15 April 1899 on his home farm. Native of MS, born 23 Feb. 1826 Lowndes Co. MS, about three miles from city of Columbus where his father William Duncan, an extensive cotton raiser, had large mercantile interests; William was born in NC and his wife Jane Dowdle was a native of MS & life-long resident of that state. William P. to Texas 1851, stock business upwards of quarter of century; to New Mexico 1878 for about five years, then disposed of stock and moved to Kansas City, MO; 4 years later to CA 1886, resided in Los Angeles for a few months, then bought land near Compton. Mrs. Duncan also owns 160 acres wheat land in Riverside Co. in the Alamos school district. Mr. Duncan married 1859 in Texas to Elizabeth J. Hall, born TN, daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Moore) Hall, also natives of TN. Mr. Hall, a stock-raiser & dealer, moved from TN to TX after the death of his wife, and there spent his last years, Mason 12 years before he died, he & wife in Baptist Church. Mr. & Mrs. Duncan had six children: John W. married Dollie Conner & has one son; James E. died age 41; Mary P. died age 39; Robert M. of Arizona; and David P. and Harry H. living at home. Democrat, as was Mr. Hall, four of his sons served in Civil war on Confederate side. (MAD: 1850 Caldwell Co. TX census; 1860 San Saba Co. TX census)
      Pg.2171: DUNCAN, Narcissa. Mrs. Narcissa Duncan of Los Angeles, her grandfather William Parker of Livingston Co. MO, her father William Parker and mother Elizabeth Hicks. Narcissa b. 8 Dec. 1842; family to Texas 2 years later; to CA 1854 near San Diego. She mar. 1855 William S. Duncan, who although born in Tennessee was reared in Texas, whither his mother had removed while he still a youth. He came with Parker family to CA. He d. 11 Jan. 1871. Eight children, youngest died an infant. Ch. Francis mar. M.L. Bennett, d. age 27; Robert was 2nd child; Cora m. Charles McClain, live L.A.; John Smith is rancher; Henry resides L.A.; Mahala mar. Louis Fogle; youngest living is Maude Myrtle, wife of Hugh C. Laughlin. (MAD: 1850 Limestone Co. TX census, 1860 Tulare Co. CA census; Narcisa Duncan, widow of William "L." Duncan, applied for a US pension 5/27/1893 based on her husband's service in Adams' TX Vols. in the Mexican War)


"The Early History of Hermosa Beach, California" by Fern Rhein, Hermosa Beach, [Los Angeles Co.] California, July 30th, 1933 (from Internet website sent by Angela Loy 1/2000, the Hermosa Beach county web site, City of Hermosa Beach --- The Early History)
      MAD: this website includes information on the "haunted" home of Colonel Blanton Duncan, dates not given but before 1900.
      Later research correcting some items about Blanton Duncan has been posted by Bonnie Beckerson, President, Manhattan Beach Historical Society, at the following website:

Jefferson Co. KY documents extracted by Helen Wathen (copy of notes from Jeannine Wright 11/1991)
      Will Book 18, pg.?: 25 Dec. 1886, prob. 1901, will of Mary T. Duncan; devises all to husband Blanton H. Duncan. Testamentary; in 1855 my husband Blanton H. Duncan deeded to me his residence, effects, furniture etc. at 731 4th St., Louisville, KY, also his plantation in Bolivar Co. MS, /s/ 17 Sept. 1899, Los Angeles, CA. (MAD: Do not understand dates; will of Mary T. Duncan indexed in Jefferson Co. KY will book 24, pg.83, prob. 12 Aug. 1901, but will book 24 not on film; index on FHL film 588,536)

"Los Angeles Times" Los Angeles, California, 31 Jan 1890 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      MARRIED. DUNCAN-CROCKER.- Thursday, January 30, 1890, at 12 m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, by Rev. Eilias Birdsall, MAJ. JOHN K. DUNCAN of Vallejo, Cal., to MISS MARY MARCELLA CROCKER of this city, daughter of MRS. C.D. CROCKER and the late GEN. MARCELLUS M. CROCKER of Iowa. (MAD: Vallejo, Solano Co. CA)

"Los Angeles Times" Los Angeles, California, 10 Apr 1891 (from Kathy D. Cawley 10/2006)
      JAMES W. MARSAILLES, aged 40, a native of Virginia, and ELLIS E., DUNCAN, aged 20, a native of Texas. Both live in this city.
      ROBERT F. JONES, aged 21, a native of Texas, and ANNIE G. DUNCAN, aged 17, also a native of Texas, and both residents of Los Angeles.

"San Francisco Chronicle" December 25, 1902, page 2, column 6 (from Name Index, California State Library, California Room, 900 N Street, Sacramento, CA)
      Los Angeles - Col. Blanton Duncan's will set aside; Mrs. Tom Lewis proves her father insane, she his only heir at law. She was not named in the will, which named many friends, casual acquaintenances, etc. (MAD: from Jefferson Co. KY)


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