Grace Estalene Duncan

Brief Life History of Grace Estalene

When Grace Estalene Duncan was born on 14 August 1890, in Milo, Warren, Iowa, United States, her father, Dr. Gideon 'Doc' B Duncan, was 23 and her mother, Etta Eva V. Reynolds, was 21. She married Roy Ernest Town on 31 March 1909, in Milo, Warren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Polk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Runnells, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1973, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lowman Cemetery, Runnells, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Ernest Town
1889–1958
Grace Estalene Duncan
1890–1973
Marriage: 31 March 1909
Roy Eugene Town
1910–1961
Max Oliver Town
1919–1999

Sources (16)

  • Grace E Town, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Grace Estalene Duncan, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Grace Duncan, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

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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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