John Andrew Mervin Duncan

13 June 1899–28 November 1985 (Age 86)
Alabama, United States

The Life of John Andrew Mervin

When John Andrew Mervin Duncan was born on 13 June 1899, in Alabama, United States, his father, John Samual Duncan, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, was 23. He married Parsie Isabell Averette on 18 October 1925, in Hale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 11 Five Mile, Hale, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 4 Greensboro, Hale, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 28 November 1985, in Rockdale, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86.

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John Andrew Mervin Duncan
Parsie Isabell Averette
Marriage: 18 October 1925
Allen John Duncan
Lillian Vale Duncan
Mamie Marie Duncan

Spouse and Children

18 October 1925
Hale, Alabama, United States


    Allen John Duncan



    Mamie Marie Duncan


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Elizabeth Johnson




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 7

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 23

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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)

  • Mervin Duncan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mervin Duncan in household of Sam Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Andrew M Duncan in household of John S Duncan, "United States Census, 1910"

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