William H. Duncan

Male1877–after 1930

Brief Life History of William H.

William H. Duncan was born in 1877, in Kentucky, United States. He married Dacotia Brown on 19 December 1895, in Clinton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 3, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died after 1930.

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William H. Duncan
1877–1930
Dacotia Brown
1865–1930
Marriage: 19 December 1895
Ella Duncan
1898–1918
Mary Sallie Duncan
1901–1943
Herman Duncan
1906–1943

Sources (11)

  • William Dunken, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W H Duncan, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • W. H. Dunkin in entry for Thomas E. Wallen and Ella Dunkin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1895Clinton, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 5

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 15

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    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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