William Jennings Duncan

30 August 1844–11 March 1929 (Age 84)
Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Jennings

When William Jennings Duncan was born on 30 August 1844, in Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Duncan, was 38 and his mother, Dorcas Coffman, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Corell on 11 March 1875, in Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1880 and Salem Election Precinct, Edwards, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 11 March 1929, in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jennings Duncan
1844–1929
Mary Elizabeth Corell
1849–1934
Marriage: 11 March 1875
Charles Duncan
1868–
Myrtle Vienna Duncan
1876–1956
Estelle M Duncan
1879–1969
Jesse Bolles Duncan
1882–1973
Jessee Duncan
1882–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 March 1875
Henderson, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    Charles Duncan

    Male1868–Male

    Myrtle Vienna Duncan

    Female1876–1956Female

    Estelle M Duncan

    Female1879–1969Female

    Male1882–1973Male

    Jessee Duncan

    Female1882–1929Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 23

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • William Duncan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Duncan in household of Charles Duncan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Duncan, "United States Census, 1940"

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