Rebecca Ophelia Duncan

18 March 1891–4 October 1974 (Age 83)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rebecca Ophelia

When Rebecca Ophelia Duncan was born on 18 March 1891, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, her father, Daniel Franklin Duncan, was 19 and her mother, Elizabeth Mitchie "Bettie" Jordan, was 22. She married Cletus Arnett on 14 May 1909, in Graves, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 4 Brinkley, Calloway, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 October 1974, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Cletus Arnett
Rebecca Ophelia Duncan
Marriage: 14 May 1909
Jennie Arnett
Mary Elizabeth Arnett
Charlie F. Arnett

Spouse and Children

14 May 1909
Graves, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 1

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Powerful chieftain

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Ophelia Bazzell in household of Albert L Bazzell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ophelia Bozzell in household of A L Bozzell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rebeca Arnette in household of Daniel F Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"

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