William Wallace Duncan

17 December 1869–14 August 1900 (Age 30)
White Oak, Franklin, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Wallace

When William Wallace Duncan was born on 17 December 1869, in White Oak, Franklin, Arkansas, United States, his father, Luke Frederick Duncan, was 21 and his mother, Sarah M. "Sallie" Goad, was 25. He married Willa Dean “Willie” Bethell on 24 December 1895, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 14 August 1900, in Mansfield, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Duncan
Willa Dean “Willie” Bethell
Marriage: 24 December 1895
Bonnie Maud Duncan
Margaret "Maggie" Gertrude Duncan

Spouse and Children

24 December 1895
Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • William W Duncan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William in household of Luke Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm W Duncan, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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