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
Mary Elizabeth Corell
Marriage: 11 March 1875
Charles Duncan
Myrtle Vienna Duncan
Estelle M Duncan
Jesse Bolles Duncan
Jessee Duncan

Spouse and Children

11 March 1875
Henderson, Illinois, United States


    Charles Duncan


    Myrtle Vienna Duncan


    Estelle M Duncan



    Jessee Duncan


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

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

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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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