Peter Duncan

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Duncan was born in 1864, in Concord Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Duncan, was 46 and his mother, Mary Katherine Mcnorney, was 39. He lived in Mineral, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1944. He died on 19 December 1944, in Concord Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Duncan
1818–1901
Mary Katherine Mcnorney
1825–1904
John V Duncan
1843–1924
Margaret Duncan
1846–
Mary Duncan
1850–1924
Catherine Duncan
1852–
Matthew Duncan
1854–
Bridget Duncan
1856–
Thomas Duncan
1861–1941
Sarah Alice Duncan
1863–1929
Peter Duncan
1864–1944

Sources (6)

  • Peter Duncan in household of Peter Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Duncan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Peter Duncan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1871

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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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