Frances Pauline Duckworth

17 February 1915–5 January 2002 (Age 86)
Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Frances Pauline

When Frances Pauline Duckworth was born on 17 February 1915, in Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States, her father, Frank Howard Duckworth, was 37 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ramsey, was 35. She married Joe Ben Shull on 3 June 1933, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Morganton Township, Burke, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 5 January 2002, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joe Ben Shull
Frances Pauline Duckworth
Marriage: 3 June 1933
Jo Lynn Shull
Mary Diane Shull

Spouse and Children

3 June 1933
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


    Jo Lynn Shull


    Mary Diane Shull


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): habitational name from Duckworth Fold, in the borough of Bury, Lancashire, which is named from Old English fūce ‘duck’ + worÐ ‘enclosure’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Pauline Duckworth in household of Frank Duckworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pauline Duckworth in household of Frank Duckworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Pauline Shull in household of Joe Ben Shull, "United States Census, 1940"

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