Elsie Duncan

21 October 1873–30 January 1956 (Age 82)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie

When Elsie Duncan was born on 21 October 1873, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Charles Crooker Duncan, was 52 and her mother, Hannah Bagnell Leech, was 28. She married Arthur Wells Yale Jr. on 30 December 1896, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930. She died on 30 January 1956, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Wells Yale Jr.
Elsie Duncan
Marriage: 30 December 1896
Ada Blanche Yale
Dorothy Yale

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1896Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 4
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    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.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Elsie Yale in entry for Ada Yale, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
    • Elsie D Yale, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elsie D Duncan in entry for George Comings Brown and Dorothy Yale, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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