Homer Duncan

19 January 1815–23 March 1906 (Age 91)
McIndoe Falls, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Homer

When Homer Duncan was born on 19 January 1815, in McIndoe Falls, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, John Duncan, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Taylor Putnam, was 30. He married Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker on 7 November 1841, in Chateaugay, Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870 and Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 23 March 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Duncan
Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker
Marriage: 7 November 1841
Julie Emily Duncan
John Chapman Duncan
William Platt Duncan
Pamelia Asenath Duncan
Lydia Maria Banker Duncan
Homer Putnam Duncan
Mary Nellie Putnam Duncan
Lillian Isabel Duncan
Emma Jane Duncan
Don Delemore Duncan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1841Chateaugay, Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight


    SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF ASENATH MELVINA ROBINSON BANKER, A UTAH PIONEER OF 1848. (Prepared by her Daughter, Emma J. D. Strong, June 1, 1930.) Just another short chapter dealing with the founding of Ut …

    Sources (95)

    • Homer Duncan, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005" birth record
    • Homer Duncan, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Homer Duncan in entry for Louis Chapman Duncan and Aurura Hancock Hiatt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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