Robert Ewing Duncan

27 March 1903–28 December 1953 (Age 50)
Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Ewing

When Robert Ewing Duncan was born on 27 March 1903, in Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Oscar Dayton Duncan, was 25 and his mother, Aquilla Ophelia Peery, was 26. He married Alice Josephine Morrow on 7 January 1926, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 1, Lewis, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 December 1953, in Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Brown Cemetery, Lewis, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ewing Duncan
Alice Josephine Morrow
Marriage: 7 January 1926
Ray Duncan
Dorothy " Dot" Mae Duncan
Sarah Sue Duncan
Betsy Ann Duncan
Jackuelyn Lee “Jackie” Duncan
Ronald Duncan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1926Maury, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 3
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    Age 14
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Dunecan, itself from the traditional Irish royal name Donnchad(h), derived from donn ‘brown-haired’ + cath ‘battle’. Judging by the Scots form, the Scottish Gaelic intermediary seems to have been understood as containing ceann ‘head’, as if the whole name meant ‘brown head’; compare sense 2. In Ireland the name was Anglicized as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .Irish: used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Posted 10 jul 2013 by cheryn1957 Robert Ewing Duncan was my maternal grandfather, but I never knew him as he died before I was born. He was known to always be cheerful and friendly, so much so th …

    Sources (7)

    • Eunice Duncan in household of Oscar D Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Robert Duncan in entry for Ray Duncan and Mary M Flynn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Robert Ewing Duncan, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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