James Roy Duncan

17 November 1914–4 September 1986 (Age 71)
West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Roy

When James Roy Duncan was born on 17 November 1914, in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States, his father, Francis Abraham Duncan, was 54 and his mother, Mary Ellen Ingold, was 48. He lived in Morse, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 4 September 1986, in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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James Roy Duncan
1914–1986
Margaret June Lennox
1922–1996

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • Roy Duncan in household of William J Duncan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Duncan in household of Frank A Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Duncan, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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