Elsie M Duncan

6 March 1880–17 April 1942 (Age 62)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Elsie M

When Elsie M Duncan was born on 6 March 1880, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Scott W Duncan, was 31 and her mother, America J McPherson, was 23. She married Charles Develo Hall on 9 December 1896, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Woodbury Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 17 April 1942, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Charles Develo Hall
Elsie M Duncan
Marriage: 9 December 1896
Donald W Hall
Gretchen Vera Hall
Charles Duncan Hall
Edith Lillian Hall
Gladys Florence Hall
Merton Lawerence Hall
Geraldine Marie Hall
Eldren Scott Hall

Spouse and Children

9 December 1896
Woodbury, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Scott W Duncan


    America J McPherson




World Events (8)

1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 2

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .2 Irish (Sligo): 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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Sources (3)

  • Elsie Hall in household of Chas Hall, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elsie M Hall in household of Chas D Hall Sr, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elsie M Hall in household of Charles D Hall, "United States Census, 1930"

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