Duncans in Marin Co. CA


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

Last revised April 21, 2008

Original county formed 1850


1860 Marin Co. CA Census
      No Duncan indexed

1870 Marin Co. CA Census
Novato Twp.
Pg.11, #33-34, HAVEN, George 33 ME dairyman $0-$300
                  CROOKER, Mary 20 ME house keeper
                  Frank 2 ME
                  ARNOLD, George 25 MA dairy laborer
                  DUNCAN, Wm. F. 20 CA dairy laborer, parents of foreign birth
San Rafael Twp.
Pg.35, #297-302, DUNCAN, James 48 KY brickmaker $0-$250
                  Martha 41 TN keeps house $1000-$0
                  Theodore 17 MO at school
                  James 15, Martha 11, Mary 9, Robert 4 MO
                  (MAD: James Duncan of LaFayette Co. MO mar. Martha R. Shaw 11/28/1849 in Ray Co. MO; 1850 Lafayette Co. MO census)
San Rafael
Pg.57, #141-148, Waren? Hotel
                  DUNCAN, James 23 Buenas Ayres butcher $0-$200
Tomales Twp.
Pg.77, #30-27, DUNCAN, Stafford 30 IRE dairyman $0-$400, parents of foreign birth
                  Mary 30 IRE keeps house, parents of foreign birth
                  Nancy 9, Mary 6 CANada, parents of foreign birth
                  CONLY, John 12 CANada dairy laborer, parents of foreign birth
                  DUEGO, Rafael (m) 23 SWITZerland dairy laborer, parents of foreign birth

1920 Census, Sausalito Town, Marin County, California (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2006)
S.D.# 1, E.D.# 104, Page# 282, Image 21 of 24
342 Buskley Avenue
(no residence #'s)
Charles W.,
head, rents, m/w, age 36, Can./Scot./Eng., Sales Manager/Outdoor Adv.
Constance M., wife, f/w, age 31, Ca./Ms./Wa.
Gregor K., son, m/w, age 10, attends school, Wa./Can./Ca.
Eleanor, daughter, f/w, age 8, attends school, Wa./Can./Ca.
Constance A., daughter, f/w, age 2 7/12, Ca./Can./Ca.
YOU, Harry, lodger, m/chi., age 62, M'd., Chi./Chi./Chi., Cook/Hotel
      (KDC: 1900 King Co. WA census)

1930 Census, Sausalito Town, Marin County, California (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2006)
E.D.# 21-36, S.D.# 1, Page# 120B, Image 4 of 21
325 Santa Rosa Avenue
Charles W.,
head, owns, $35,000., m/w, age 48, M'd at 25, Can./Scot./Can., no occupation
Constance H., wife, f/w, age 43, M'd at 20, Ca./Ms./D.C.
Gregor K., son, m/w, age 20, single, Wa./Can./Ca., Artist/Newspaper
Eleanor D., daughter, f/w, age 18, single, Wa./Can./Ca.
Constance A., daughter, f/w, age 12, attends school, Ca./Can./Ca.
DIXON, Constance M., niece-in-law, age 19, single, N.Y./Ca./Ky.
      (KDC: died 1955 San Francisco, CA)


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, Clarence H.; 41 years, Marin Co., died 4/1/14; 14-11715
      Duncan, David; spouse M.L.; 68 years, Marin Co., died 10/23/32; 32-54117
      Duncan, James D.; 19 years, Marin Co., died 6/16/17; 17-20985
      Duncan, James E.; spouse N.J.; 42 years, Marin Co., died 5/10/26; 26-24639
      Duncan, James P.; 93 years, Marin Co., died 4/17/15; 15-11923 (b.1822) (MAD: Sonoma Co. CA, Courthouse Death Records show James P. Duncan d.1907, b.1821; from Carolyn Stewart 6/2001, with comment, from cemetery records in Santa Rosa, James Parker Duncan b. ca 1841, d. 17 Apr 1915; 74 years, informant R.L. Duncan, s., San Rafael Ca.)
      Duncan, James W.; spouse L.; 56 years, Marin Co., died 8/30/36; 36-54921
      Duncan, Samuel M.; spouse F.B.; 70 years, Marin Co., died 3/16/17; 17-10071 (b.1847)


"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, Donald J., Marin Co.


"THE INDEPENDENT" Sunday, November 27, 1955, Pasadena, California (from Kathy D. Cawley 1/2006)
      Golden Gate Bridge Publicist Kills Self
      San Francisco
      CHARLES DUNCAN, 71, advertising man suffering from cancer, plunged to his death early yesterday from a fourth floor window of the San Francisco Hospital. DUNCAN, first known press agent for the Golden Gate Bridge, at one time owned his own advertising agency.
      KDC: California Death Index, 1940-1997: DUNCAN, CHARLES W, male, born 3 Feb. 1883 Canada, died 26 Nov. 1955 San Francisco, mother's maiden name IRISH, father's surname DUNCAN. (KDC: See 1930 Marin Co. CA census)

HISTORIES before 1923

1879 "McKenney's District Directory for 1878-9 of Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, Marin and Sonoma Cos. CA" (FHL fiche 6,125,780; alphabetic within town or township; from page by page)
      Marin County, San Rafael (pg.214):
            Duncan, J.D., butcher
            Duncan, W.E., engineer

"History of Marin County, California : including its geography, geology, topography and climatography : together with a full and particular record of the Mexican grants, its early history and settlement, compiled from the most authentic sources, names of original Spanish and American pioneers : a full record of its organization, a complete political history, including a tabular statement of office-holders since the formation of the county : separate histories of Bolinas, Nicasio, Novato, Point Reyes, San Antonio, San Rafael, Saucelito [sic], and Tomales Townships : incidents of pioneer life, and biographical sketches of its early and prominent settlers and representative men : also an historical sketch of the state of California, in which is embodied the raising of the bear flag." by Wm L Todd; William B Ide; Jose Castro; pub. San Francisco, Calif.: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880, 546 pgs. (LH11183, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL book 979.462 H2h and film 468,736 item 3)
      No Duncan biography indexed
      Pg.514: WALLACE L. WILLIAMS. Born in Henry Co., Iowa, October 11, 1854. When young, his parents moved to Roy (MAD: sic) county Missouri. At the age of eight years, he commenced life on his own account, and lived in different localities. He came to this State in 1874, and settled in Humboldt county. Came to this county in 1876, and to his present residence in September, 1879. Married Nancy, daughter of Stafford Duncan, on September 20, 1879. She was born in Canada, June 2, 1861.

"A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and prominent citizens of to-day" ed. by Henry D. Barrows; pub. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1893, 459 pgs. (LH11186, HeritageQuest images 4/2007; FHL film 468,737 item 4)
      Pg.299: W.T. DUNCAN - Mr. Duncan is a native of California and was born at San Francisco, July 6, 1850. His father, Thomas Duncan, was a California pioneer of 1849, who came to the State from Buenos Ayres, South America, via Cape Horn. Thomas was born of English parents, at Buenos Ayres and there married a lady of Scotch parentage. Upon coming to California they settled in San Francisco. One son, James D. Duncan, came with them. He is now a butcher of Gonzales. The father, Thomas, died in 1862, but his wife still survives him and resides at San Rafael, this State. The subject of this sketch was educated in the public schools of Marin county, California, where he learned the butcher trade and followed the same about fifteen years. In 1876 he came to Monterey county and worked for Hon. C.S. Abbott, until the fall of 1888, when he was elected to the office of County Auditor, on the Democratic ticket. He was re-elected, in 1890, and still holds the position. Our subject married, in 1878, Miss Julia, a daughter of B.B. Eaton, a carpenter and contractor. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have two children, namely: Charles D. and Emily F. Mr. Duncan is an efficient officer, as is evinced by his re-election to office and it also indicates his popularity with his fellow-citizens.


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