Robert "Alex" DUNCAN, 1862-1945
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Robert "Alex"" DUNCAN, 1862-1945 age 83yrs,
Fifth Generation!
Robert Alexander DUNCAN (called Alex or Alec" 1.1.4.3]
(2nd Son of ROBERT M. & Wife MARY ANN (ALEXANDER) DUNCAN; of Guernsey Co., OH.; Page Co., IA.
(Brother of JOHN WILEY" DUNCAN of Duncan Road, Amity Twp., Page Co., IA.
(1Gs/o......ADAM W. & JENNET (MILLIGAN) DUNCAN of Washington Co., PA.; Jefferson Co., OH. to Guernsey Co., OH.
(2Gs/o......Andrew,1 & Jane (WILEY) DUNCAN) of Scotland, Washington Co., PA. The American Progenitor!
R. Alex DUNCAN 24yrs - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! b. 06 Jan 1862 on his father's farm in Tarkio Twp. Iowa.
d. 15 Apr 1945, age 83yrs, 3mths, & 9 days, on his farm in Amity Twp., Page Co., IA.
Buried next to Wife, in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Where a "Double" Mounment marks his grave. [See: Cem.Rec.]
At the age of 24yrs, he married on 04 Mar. 1885, at home of the Bride, Pinkerton Grove, Page Co., IA;
officiated by the Rev. DAVID McKEE to the [See: m. rec]
19 year old Miss Rachel PINKERTON;
(3rd Dau of SAMUEL W. PINKERTON & Mother: MARGARET J. SMITH; of Ireland, to WI., to Page Co., IA.
(1Gd Dau of JAMES, 1 PINKERTON and RACHEL (WARWICK) PINKERTON) of Antrim Co., Ireland
(2Gd Dau of ROBERT, 1 & JANE (LOCKRIDGE) PINKERTON; of Antrim Co., Ireland
Mrs. Rachel (PINKERTON) 18yrs - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! b. 31 Jan 1867, Pinkerton Grove, Harlan Twp., Page Co., IA;
d. 13 Oct 1929, age 62yrs, 8mths, & 12 days, Clarinda City Hospt. [See: 1929 DC]
Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Where a "Double" Mounment marks her grave. [See: Cem.Rec.]
Typical Marriage Ceremony - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo  They had 8 Children born to this Union:
  (3 Sons & 5 Dau's) [Only 5 grew to Maturity, 2 Sons & 3 Dau's]
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1. 1st Son: Wm. "Willy" DUNCAN,  *1887-1917 a29yrs IA.  m. *1911 IA. ZORA KELLEY,   2Ch.
 2. 1st Dau: Mabel DUNCAN,  *1889-1974 a85yrs IA.  m. *1909 IA. 1st George LINDLEY,   9Ch.
 "2nd"  "2nd"  "2nd"  m. *1965 IA. 2nd Lewis VANDERLINDEN,   0Ch.
 3. 2nd Dau: Jennie Elizabeth DUNCAN,  *1891-1974 a82yrs IA.  m. *1911 IA. Edward Wm. FULK,   8Ch.
 4. 2nd Son: John Wiley DUNCAN,  *1893-1976 a82yrs CA.  m. *1916 IA. Neala Noma CUSSINS,   1Ch.
 5. 3rd Dau: Velma DUNCAN,  *1896-1899 a 2yrs IA.  "Twin" bd Maple Hill Cemetery,  
 6. 4th Dau: Vera Bernice DUNCAN,  *1896-1988 a92yrs IA.  m. *1915 IA. Ermal LeRoy WILSON,   4Ch.
 7. 5th Dau: Nina DUNCAN,  *1900-1901 a10mth IA.  bd Maple Hill Cemetery,  
 8. 3rd Son: Clark Robert DUNCAN,  *1902-1902 a 1day IA.  bd Maple Hill Cemetery,  
  24    Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins 

 Chronological Timeline!
 Robert Alexander DUNCAN, a.k.a. "Alec or Alex"
 Item  Date  Age  Description (Click on Date for more Information!)  Living in Co.
 Born  1862     on Jan 6th, home of Parents & 2 Siblings in   Tarkio Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 CWar  1862    8mths  on 27 Aug Father Enlist Co. K, 4th IA. Reg. Civil War  Clarinda  Page Co., IA.
 Deed  1862   11mths  on 17 Nov Mother buys 160 acres  Lincoln Twp., Section 19  Page Co., IA.
 CWar  1862    1yr  on Dec. 28th, Father k.i.a. Civil War  Chickasaw Bulffs Campaign  Vicksburg, MS.
 Moved  1863   18mths  on Jun 1st, the Widow DUNCAN filed Pension Application  moved to Clarinda,  Page Co., IA.
 Marriage  1869    7yrs   on Sep. 14th, "Widowed" Mother m. John T. DUNCAN, age 62yrs  Amity Twp, College Springs,  Page Co., IA.
 Deed  1870   8yrs  on Feb. 7th, Mother buys 65a of "Butler's Health Resort"  Amity Twp., Sec. 2  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1870    8yrs  on Jun. 3rd, in home of Step-Father & 2 Siblings in   Clarinda, Nodaway Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Marriage  1879  17yrs  on Feb. 12th, Sister marries Alexander PINKERTON, age 22yrs  Amity Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1879  17yrs  on Feb. 27th, Mother dies, age 55yrs bd. Maple Hill Cem.  College Springs  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1880   18yrs   on Jun. 3rd, was NOT in the home of Step-Father & Brother John W. in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Marriage  1882  20yrs  on Jan. __th, Brother marries Miss Ann R. BERRY, age 22yrs  Amity Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1885   23yrs  on Jan. 5th, "Single" H/H with Ste-Father John T. DUNCAN in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1885   23yrs  on Sep. 15th, Step-Father John T. DUNCAN, dies age 78yrs in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Marriage  1885  23yrs  on Mar. 4th, to Miss Rachel PINKERTON, age 19yrs  Pinkerton Grove, Harlan Twp.  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1887  25yrs  on Jul. 16th, 1st Ch. 1st Son: Willie A. DUNCAN, born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Will&T  1894  32yrs  on Feb. 2nd, Mother Will & Testament "Proved in Probate.  Clarinda,  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1889  27yrs  on May 11th, 2nd Ch. 1st Dau: Mable DUNCAN, born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1891  29yrs  on Aug. 6th, 3rd Ch. 2nd Dau: Jennie E., born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1893  31yrs  on Apr. 28th, 4th Ch. 2nd Son: Johnnie W., born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1896  34yrs   on Oct. 5th, 5 & 6th Ch. Twins: Velma & Vera B., born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1898  36yrs  on Sep. 5th, 5th Ch. Twin Dau: Velma, d. 1yr, 11mths  bd. Maple Hill Cemetery  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1900   38yrs  on Jun. 20th, with Wife & 5 Children in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp., Own, "Farmer"  Page Co., IA.
 Birth  1900  38yrs  on Nov. 10th, 7th Ch. 5th Dau: Nina DUNCAN, born  Sec. #2, Amity Homeplace  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1901  39yrs   on Sep. 21st, 7th Ch. 5th Dau: Nina DUNCAN, d. 10mths, 11days  bd. Maple Hill Cemetery  Page Co., IA.
 b.& d.  1902  40yrs   on ___. ??th, 8th Ch. 3rd Son: Clark Rankin DUNCAN, born & died  bd. Maple Hill Cemetery  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1910   48yrs  on May 9th, with Wife & 4 Children in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp., Own, "Farmer"  Page Co., IA.
 Deed  1916   54yrs  on Mar. 16th, Bought 80acres from Son-In-Law George S. LINDLEY  Sec. 23, Amity Twp.,  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1917  55yrs  on Mar. 5th, 1st Ch. 1st Son: Willie A. DUNCAN, dies  bd. Clarinda City Cemetery  Page Co., IA.
 Deed  1917  55yrs  on Apr. 18th, bought 80acers from Willie A. DUNCAN, Estate  Sec 29, East River Twp.,  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1920   58yrs  on Jan. 17th, with Wife & No Children in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp., Own, "Farmer"  Page Co., IA.
 Death  1929   67yrs   on Oct. 13th, Rachel (Pinkerton) DUNCAN, age 62yrs in   Clarinda City Hospt, Clarinda,  Page Co., IA.
 Census  1930   68yrs  on Apr. 17th, "Living Alone" in   Sec. 2, Amity Twp., Own, "Farmer"  Page Co., IA.
 Will&T  1943   81yrs   on Oct. 16th, prepared Will & Testament where he divided his property in 5ths to his Children   Page Co., IA.
 Death  1945   83yrs   on Apr. 15th, he died of "Urinemia", 11:00pm Sunday,  bd. Maple Hill Cemetery along wife  Page Co., IA.

1902 Mineral Spring Farm - Map, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!  Robert "Alec" DUNCAN's early years:
 "Alec" DUNCAN was required to be a hard worker in his early years, he never new his father Robert M. DUNCAN. His father enlisted in the "Civil War" on 27th. Aug. 1862 when "Alex" was only 8 months, 21 days old. Robert M. DUNCAN left his family for the War on 8th. Nov. 1962 and they never saw him again. He was killed at the "Prelimary Advance on Vicksburg" the Chickasaw Bluffs campaign near Vicksburg, Mississippi on 28th. Dec. 1862, "Alex" was only 11 months and 20 days old. "Alex" DUNCAN lived in Clarinda for 6 years (1864-1870) and he was 8 years of age when his mother purchased from John BUTLER on 07 Feb. 1870, 40 acres of land on Section 2, Amity Twp. Then called the Butlers Health Resort" , later called the "Duncan Mineral Spring Stock Farm" this property is referred to as the "Duncan Home-place".

Section 1 & 2, Amity Twp., DUNCAN Home-Place - Click on Thumnnail for Larger Photo! Section 1 & 2, Amity Twp., DUNCAN Home-Place - Click on Thumnnail for Larger Photo! It has been reported (Grand-daughter Mrs. Wilma B. (Fulk) Sawyer, (dec'd) in 1992 to this writer) that the Amity Twp., Section 2 DUNCAN farm house which still is standing was designed by her Grandmother Mrs. RACHEL (PINKERTON) DUNCAN and was built by by her Grandfather Alex. DUNCAN about 1911, there was a date carved in a piece of wood in the "Grainier", which this writer played in as a boy, but most of the "out- buildings" have been destroyed or removed and the only building remaining is the house. When I visited the homeplace after the funeral of my Grandmother VERA B. (DUNCAN) WILSON, in 1988. It is now owned and was occupied by Grandson ROBERT "Bobby" A. WILSON, Jr.(dec'd)

U.S. Federal Census  Robt. Alex DUNCAN, can be found with Family:
 1870 Census, Enumerated Date: 03rd June 1870, by: G.M. BURNS
 P.O. Clarinda, IA.; Nodaway Twp., Page County, Iowa
 [Roll: M-593, Reel 414,  Page: 464 F.Visit: 94]
Pg. F.V. FName MName LName  Age  b.Yr b.St My Remarks
 464  94  J.T.    Duncan   68   1802  PA   H/H Stone-Mason $1,200/$160
 464  94  M.A.  (ALEXANDER)  Duncan   43   1827  OH   m.1)Robt M., 2)John T.
 464  94  J.E.    Duncan   13   1857  IA   Step-Dau m. Alex PINKERTON, *1879
 464  94  J.W.    Duncan   11   1859  IA   Step-Son m. Ann R. BERRY, c1882
 464  94  R.A.    Duncan    1862  IA   Step-Son m. R. PINKERTON, *1885
 

 Alec DUNCAN, was 17 years old when his only sister married into the PINKERTON Family!
Mr. & Mrs. PINKERTON Wedding Portrait - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  Marriage Mr. PINKERTON & Miss DUNCAN
 Mr. Alexander PINKERTON, age 22yrs Son of William & Marguerite (McCloy) PINKERTON of Waupaca, WI. and  Miss Jennie E. DUNCAN, age 20yrs only Daughter of Robert M. (Dec'd) & Mary A. (Alexander) DUNCAN, were married in Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa. on 12th Febuary 1879.
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  (This Photo was in the personal collection of Vera (Duncan) WILSON, given to her 3rd Daughter Elsie (Wilson) ANNAN, given to my Sister Barbara (Sarrett) JESTER, given [Jun 2008] to this writer's collection ..prs)

 See: Alexander PINKERTON, Marriage

Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo!  Mother dies!
 Mary A. (Alexander) DUNCAN, died on 27 Feb. 1879.
In her Will she wanted her to Sons to take care of her 2nd husband John T. DUNCAN, on the farm she occupied. After all debts were paid out of her estate, she left all remaining "Personal Property, to be equally divided between her two sons." She also left her 17 year old Son Alex. DUNCAN "one three year old Sorral horse and one Bay mare, about 12 years old."
 See: Mother: Mary A. (Alexander) DUNCAN, Death
 See: Step-Father: John T. DUNCAN,

U.S. Federal Census  Robt. Alex DUNCAN, can NOT be found with Family:
 1880 Census, Enumerated Date: 30th June 1880, by:
 Amity Township, PAgr County, Iowa
 [Roll:T-009  Reel:359 ;  E.D.,158 ; Page: 513c ;  F.Visit: 185
Pg. F.V. LName FName MName  Age  b.Yr b.St My Remarks F-b. M-b.
 513c  185  DUNCAN  John  W.   20   1860  IA   H/H Single, Farmer   F-b. PA. M-b. OH
 513c  185  DUNCAN  John  T.   73   1807  PA   Father, Widower   F-b. MD. M-b. PA
  Step-Son Alex. DUNCAN, age 18 was NOT listed as living with his brother and Step-Father

 Alec DUNCAN, was 20 years old when his brother married!
 Marriage Mr. DUNCAN & Miss BERRY
 Mr. John W. DUNCAN, age 23yrs 1st Son of Robert M. & Mary A. (Alexander) DUNCAN, (both dec'd) and
 Miss Ann Robertson BERRY, age 21yrs, 1st Daughter of George BERRY, and Agnes (Berry) BERRY, Jr. were married in Page County, Iowa on __ Jan 1882. and settled on Section 33, Harlan Twp. (North of Berry Hill).
 Brother: See: John W. DUNCAN

Section 1 & 2, Amity Twp., DUNCAN Home-Place - Click on Thumnnail for Larger Photo! Section 1 & 2, Amity Twp., DUNCAN Home-Place - Click on Thumnnail for Larger Photo!  Alec DUNCAN along with his 75 year old step-father John T. DUNCAN he took care of, and still ran the Amity Twp. "DUNCAN Home-Place" as well as his 40 acres in Tarkio Twp. when his Step-father John T. DUNCAN died 15th Sep 1885, at the age of 78.
 Step-Father: See: John T. DUNCAN Profile!

1885 State Census  Iowa State Census Jan. 2nd 1885
 Amity Twp., Page Co., IA.
 Robert A. DUNCAN, age 23yrs, Single
 ....Own, 120 acres of land 1/2 SW of 1/2 SW of Section 1, of Twp-67 of Range 37 West of Page Co., Iowa....
 Line 17, Page 8, Dwelling #36, Town of Shambaugh, IA.

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ROBERT ALEXANDER DUNCAN's marriage:
 Alex. DUNCAN was 24 years old when he married the young 19 yrs. Miss RACHEL PINKERTON in the spring, on March 4 1885. The "Covenanter" Rev. DAVID McKEE officiating. The wedding took place at the home of the bride "Pinkerton Grove", in Harlan Twp., Page Co., Iowa. It has been reported that a "Bible" brought them together.
This writer has another Bible in his personal possession, a tattered and torn prayer book "HOLY BIBLE" Sunday School Edition, Copyright 1892, 1896 by The Saalfield Publishing Co., with a handwritten inscription in the front cover:
 To Mrs. RACHEL DUNCAN from R. A. DUNCAN, Dec. 25th. 1912
There is no entries of births, marriages, or deaths, but there are various newspaper clippings of poems and verses, that apparently impressed my Great-Grandmother RACHEL (PINKERTON) DUNCAN.
  GREAT-GRANDMOTHER'S PRAYER BOOK
To One Person It Is A Cold Thing
Of No Value Whatsoever --
To Another It Seems Warm And
Close, Beyond Intrinsic Value.
Why?
Because when I see this little book I see it in the hands of my dear Great-Grandmother Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan. I see her reading from it by the light of a kerosene lamp on the kitchen table. I see her opening it and closing it at church every Sunday, every month. I see her holding it in her folded hands at the closing prayer of every sermon. I see it lose its cover and I see my Great-Grandmother Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan tenderly try to glue it on again. Many years have passed since my Great-Grandmother Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan closed this little book for the last time, but to me it is a precious thing of warmth "between Me and Thee" that only the heart can know... Great-Grandson Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.

Alexander   R.   DUNCAN can be found with Family:
1900 Census, PAGE CO.;  IA Twp. Amity Twp.
T-623  Reel:451 ;  E.D., 81 ;  Page: 011b ;  F.Visit: 227
 Pg.  F.V.  LName  FName  MName  Age  b.Mt  b.Yr  b.St  My Remarks  F-M b.St
  Dated: 20 Jun 1900  - Amity Twp.  - FOPC-ID# DUNC 1.1.4.3
 011b  227  DUNCAN  Alexander  R.   38   Jan  1862  IA   H/H Own, Farmer   F-b. OH M-b. OH
 011b  227  DUNCAN  Rachel  (PINKERTON)   33   Jan  1867  IA   m.14yrs Alex, *1886 6Ch 5Liv   F&M b. Ireland
 011b  227  DUNCAN  William  A.   13   Jul  1887  IA   Son 1st, m. Zora KELLY, *1911   7mth School
 011b  227  DUNCAN  Mabel     11   May  1889  IA   Dau 1st, m. George LINDLEY, *1909   8mth School
 011b  227  DUNCAN  Jennie      Aug  1891  IA   Dau 2nd, m. Edward FULK, *1911   8mth School
 011b  227  DUNCAN  John  W.    Apr  1893  IA   Son 2nd, m. Nela N. CUSSINS, *1916   8mth School
 011b  227  DUNCAN  Vera      Oct  1896  IA   Dau 4th, m. Ermal L. WILSON, 1915   At Home!
  little twin VELMA DUNCAN, died Sep 5th 1898 at the age of 1 yrs 11 months.

Robert  A.  DUNCAN can be found:
1910 Census, PAGE CO., IA
Amity Twp. Section #2
T-624 Reel#417 E.D., 90 Page: 013a F.Visit:54
 Pg.  F.V.  LName  FName  MName  Age  b.Yr  b.St  Remarks  Fb.Mb
  Dated: 09 May 1910  -   Amity Twp. - FOPC-ID# DUNC 1.1.4.3
 013a  54  DUNCAN  Robert  A.   48   1862  IA   H/H Own, Farmer   F-b. OH M-b. OH
 013a  54  DUNCAN  Rachel  (PINKERTON)   43   1867  IA   m.25yrs Robt. Alex., *1885 8Ch 5Liv   F&M b. Ireland
 013a  54  DUNCAN  William     22   1888  IA   Son 1st, m. Zora KELLY, *1911   Farm Hand by Month
 013a  54  DUNCAN  Jennie     18   1892  IA   Dau 2nd, m. Ed FULK, *1911   At Home!
 013a  54  DUNCAN  John  W.   17   1893  IA   Son 2nd, m. NEALA N. CUSSINS, *1916   At Home!
 013a  54  DUNCAN  Vera  B.   13   1897  IA   Dau 4th, m. Ermal L. WILSON, *1915   At Home!
  with 4 of their 8 Children; VELMA d. ; NINA d. ; CLARK R. d. and 1st Daughter MABEL had married 1909 to GEORGE LINDLEY

File Date: Mar. 21, 1916; 80 acres,
STATE OF IOWA   }
                                  } SS.
COUNTY of Page    }

File Date: 21 Mar. 1916
  On March 16th 1916, Alex. DUNCAN, age 53 bought some 80 acres at $100.00 per acre from his Son-in-law GEORGE S. LINDLEY, on Section 23 in Amity Twp.
  ...GEORGE LINDLEY, of Page County, State of Iowa .. assigns and conveys 80 acres of land lying on the West 1/2 of the North West 1/4 of of Section 23 in Amity Twp. (R37-T67), Page County, Iowa to ALEXANDER DUNCAN... for Consideration ... $8,000
(Source transcribed by M. Lucille (Wilson) Sarrett from: (See Deed Record, Book 226, Page 190, File Date 21 Mar. 1916)

File Date: Apr. 18, 1917; 80 acres,
STATE OF IOWA   }
                                  } SS.
COUNTY of Page    }

Filed Date: 19 Apr 1917
  A record shows that Alex. DUNCAN Administrator of his sons Estate bought back title of 80 acres of land in the Section 29, East River Twp. from the Widow Mirs Zora (KELLEY) DUNCAN on Apr. 18, 1917, for $3,200 ($40.00 per acre). This was the property his son WILLIAM A. DUNCAN, decd. was living on since April 19, 1907.
...ZORA DUNCAN, of Page County, State of Iowa .. assigns and conveys 80 acres of land lying on the West 1/2 of the South West 1/4 of of Section 29 in East River Twp. (R36-T68), Page County, Iowa to ALEXANDER DUNCAN...

Alex    DUNCAN can be found:
1920 Census, PAGE CO., IA
Amity Twp.
T-625 Reel#506 E.D., 97 Page: 007b F.Visit:76
 Pg.  F.V.  LName  FName  MName  Age  b.Yr  b.St  Remarks  Fb.Mb
  Dated: 17 Jan 1920, Sec #2  -   Amity Twp. - FOPC-ID# DUNC 1.1.4.3
 007b  76  DUNCAN  Alex     58   1862  IA   H/H Own, Farmer   F-b. OH M-b. OH
 007b  76  DUNCAN  Rachel  (PINKERTON)   53   1867  IA   m.35yrs Robt. Alex., *1885 8Ch 4Liv   F&M b. Ireland
  All their children had either died or married and were living with their own families;
     (The Children who had left the home and had married with their own families)
     1st. Son: Wm. A. DUNCAN, 32yr. m. 1911, ZORA KELLEY, died 1917)
     2nd. Dau: JENNIE DUNCAN, 28yr. m. 1911, to Ed Fulk)
     2nd. Son: JOHN W. DUNCAN, 27yr. m. 1916, to Neala N. Cussins)
     4th. Dau: VERA B. DUNCAN, 23yr. m. 1915 to Ermal L. Wilson)

REF:#IA. Death Certificate  Iowa Certificate of Death #1929-02923
<---Click on Thumbnail for Larger Copy!   Dated: 13th Oct. 1929
 1. Place of Death: Clarinda City Hospt.
 County: Harlan Twp., Clarinda, Page County Iowa
 2. Full Name: Rachel DUNCAN,
 3. Sex: Female;  4. Color or Race: White,
 5. "Married",
 5.b Name Husband/Wife: Alex DUNCAN
 6. Date of Birth: Jan. 30, 1867
 7. Age: 62 yrs, 8, mts, 12 days
 8. Occupation: House Wife
 9. Industry/Businesse:
 10. Date decessed last worked:
 11. Total (Yrs) spent in Occupation:
 12. Birthplace (city/Town): Iowa
 13. Name of Father: Samuel PINKERTON
 14. Birthplace of Father: Ireland
 15. Name of Mother: Margaret SMITH
 16. Birthplace of Mother: Ireland


 17. The above is to the best of my knowledge:
Informant: Mrs Z. DUNCAN, Clarinda, IA..
 18. Burial: College Springs, IA.
 19. Licensed Embalmer: J.B.M. Pruitt, No. 521
 Address: Clarinda, IA.
 20. Filed/Registrar: Myrtle B. NIES, Filed: Oct. 12th, 1929
 21. Date: of Death: Oct 13th, 1929
 22. I Hereby Certify, That I. Attended Deceased From: Oct. 12, 1929, to _________________, 192__.
That I last saw her alive on Oct 12, 1929,
and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 9:13am.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as Follows:
(Primary) (Can't Read)!
CONTRIBUTORY __________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
 24. Signed: Pete Ramsey, M.D., Clarinda, IA.

Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! Mrs. RACHEL (PINKERTON) DUNCAN's Death:
Grandma Rachel (PINKERTON) DUNCAN spent all of her 44 years of marriage life with Robt. 'Alex' DUNCAN on the "DUNCAN Home-place" in Amity Twp. She died on 13 Oct. 1929, at the age of 62 years, 8 months, and 12 days, in Amity Twp., Iowa, she was buried in "Maple Hill" Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa. (Section III, Row 7, Lot 2) on 17 Oct. 1929. RACHEL had been under care of Dr. J. F. HEANSY of Clarinda, Iowa for some 4 years prior to her death. She had Arthritis in her later years of life. The informant on her Certificate of Death was Mrs. ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN her daughter-in-law, (wife of WILLIAM A. DUNCAN) Certificate No. 73-2923, file 12 Oct. 1929.
That summer in 1929, Grandpa Alex DUNCAN, knew his wife was dying and wanted his son (Uncle Jack W. DUNCAN) of North Hollywod to come home to Iowa to see his Mother one last time. The following is what I remember, as I was only 13 years old.
 Grandma Rachel's Sisters: (Photo)
 Maggie (Pinkerton) McKEOWN and (Bio.)
 Mattie (Pinkerton) BAYLES. (Bio.)
 Her 4 Children: (Photo)
 Uncle Will DUNCAN, (Bio)
 Aunt Mable (Duncan) LINDLEY (Bio)
 Aunt Jennie (Duncan) FULK; (Bio)
 Uncle John/Jack DUNCAN, (Bio)
 Mom Vera (Duncan) WILSON. (Bio)
 17 Grandchildren:
1. 1st Dau Evelyn B. DUNCAN, age 17yrs (2.3) 2. 2nd Dau: Frances G. DUNCAN, age 15yrs
3. 1st Dau: Nina M. LINDLEY, age 20yrs 4. 1st Son: Merle R. LINDLEY, age 14yrs 5. 2nd Dau: Clarice R. LINDLEY, age 12yrs 6. 3rd Dau: Marjorie V. LINDLEY, age 10yrs (1.2) 7. 2nd Son: Harold L. LINDLEY, age 7yrs (1.1) 8. 4th Dau: Wilda E. LINDLEY, age 5yrs (1.3)
9. 3rd Son: Kenneth FULK, age 13yrs (2.5) 10. 1st Dau: Wilma FULK, age 11yrs (3.1) 11. 4th Son: Lyle FULK, age 5yrs (1.4) 12. 5th Son: Marvin FULK, age 3yrs (1.6)
13. Dau: Mary Kay DUNCAN, age 10yrs (3.3)
14. 1st Dau: Fern L. WILSON, age 13yrs (2.2) 15. 2nd Dau: M. Lucille WILSON, age 12yrs (2.4) 16. 3rd Dau: Elsie B. WILSON, age 11yrs (2.1) 17. Only Son: Robert A. WILSON, age 8yrs (1.5)
See: Summer 1929 Photos

Mrs. M. Lucille (Wilson) SARRETT  Source: Grandaughter M. Lucille (Wilson) SARRETT (dec'd 1917-1987)

Robert -  Alex - DUNCAN Can be Found with Family:
1930 Census, PAGE CO. , IA
Amity Twp.
(M-653, Reel,672 E.D.,3 Page: 001a F.Visit: 6
 Pg.  F.V.  LName  FName  MName  Age  b.Yr  b.St  Remarks  F-b. M-b.
  Dated: 17 Apr 1930 -  Amity Twp. -  FOPC-ID# DUNC 1.1.4.3
 001a  6  DUNCAN  Robert  Alex   68   1862  IA   H/H Liv'g Alone!  
 

  ROBERT ALEXANDER DUNCAN'S ESTATE: Oct. 16, 1943
  Alex. DUNCAN prepared a last Will and Testament on 16th. of Oct. 1943, this was 1 year, 6 months and 1 day before his death on 15th Apr. 1945. Mrs. Zora (KELLEY) DUNCAN, his daughter-in-law, wife of his oldest son "Willy", who preceded him in death in 1917, was the Estate Executrix, in the District Court of Iowa, In and for Page County. The final hearing was held at the District Court in Page County (Clarinda) at 9:00am on the morning of 16th March 1946. The Beneficiaries as provided by this last Will and Testament. After all assets were converted to cash and all disbursements were made the following children received the balance of the estate:
(Source: Will Bk; Page Co., IA.; Probate No. 6961; Date 16 March 1946)
 1st Son:  Mrs. ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN, age56yrs  55 acres, Amity Twp.  $ 85.35
 1st Dau:  Mrs. MABEL (DUNCAN) LINDLEY, age54yrs  80 acres, Buchanan Twp.  $ 85.34
 2nd Dau:  Mrs. JENNIE (DUNCAN) FULK, age52yrs  65 acres, Amity Twp.  $ 85.34
 2nd Son:  JOHN W. DUNCAN, age 50yrs  80 acres, Amity Twp.  $ 85.35
 4th Dau:  Mrs. VERA (DUNCAN) WILSON, age47yrs  50 acres, Amity Twp.  $ 85.34

  Real Estate Holdings: Oct. 16, 1943
  As executrix of the estate Mrs. ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN provided a list of Real and Personal Properties. The following describes the Real Estate holdings at the time of his death which was over 430 acres:
Property No. One, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Total 50 acres "The Duncan Homeplace" (Part of "Mineral Springs Stock Farm")
To VERA (DUNCAN) WILSON
40 acres of land laying The NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4, of Section 1, and the EAST 10 acres of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 2, all in Township 67 (Amity Twp.) North, Range 37, West of 5th. P.M., in Page Co., Ia. ....For $1.00 LOVE & AFFECTION
Deed Oct. 16, 1943, Recorded 19 Feb. 1946. (D Bk 348 Pg 455 40a & D Bk 348 Pg 455 10a,
Property No. Two, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
 Total 80 acres (In 1902 T.T. Artlip property)
To MABEL (DUNCAN) LINDLEY
80 acres of land laying The WEST 1/2 of the SW 1/4, of Section 23, all in Township 67 (Buchanan) North, Range 36, West of 5th. P.M., in Page Co., Ia. ....For $1.00 LOVE & AFFECTION
Deed Oct. 16, 1943, Recorded 19 Feb. 1946. D Bk 348 Pg 584 80a
Property No. Three, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
 Total 80 acres (In 1902 C.E. SEE property)
To JOHN W. DUNCAN
The WEST 1/2 of the SW 1/4, of Section 22, all in Township 67 (Buchanan) North, Range 36, West of 5th. P.M., in Page Co., Ia. ....For $1.00 LOVE & AFFECTION
Deed Oct. 16, 1943, Recorded 19 Feb. 1946. D Bk 348 Pg 538 80a
Property No. Four, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Total 55 acres "The Duncan Homeplace" (Part of "Mineral Springs Stock Farm")
To ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN
The 40 acres NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, and the WEST 15 acres of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 2, all in Township 67 (Amity) North, Range 37, West of 5th. P.M., in Page Co., Ia. ....For $1.00 LOVE & AFFECTION
Deed Oct. 16, 1943, Recorded 19 Feb. 1946. D Bk 348 Pg 545 55a
Property No. Five, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Map!
Total 65 acres "The Duncan Homeplace" (Part of "Mineral Springs Stock Farm")
To JENNIE (DUNCAN) FULK
The 40 acres SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4, and the EAST 25 acres (except the east 10 acres thereof) of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 2, all in Township 67 (Amity) North, Range 37, West of 5th. P.M., in Page Co., Ia...For $1.00 LOVE & AFFECTION
Deed Oct. 16, 1943, Recorded 19 Feb. 1946. D Bk 348 Pg 397 55a

  As executrix of the estate ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN, Oct 16th 1943
 provided a list of Personal assets as shown as "EXHIBIT A"
 1.  Apr 14, 1945  Amount of cash on hand  $ 135.15 
 2.  May 12, 1945  from the Gov't. for Clover  $ 92.93 
 3.  May 19, 1945  from ERMAL WILSON for car & furniture  $100.00 
 4.  Jul __, 1945  from Bankers Life Ins. Co., Lincoln NB for Life Ins. Policy  $2000.00 
 5.  Aug 08, 1945  from McDonald for grain Rent (Wheat)  $ 63.38 
 6.  Aug 21, 1945  from ROY DAVISON for oats  $ 76.56 
 7.  Aug 16, 1945  from Farmers Cooperative, Blanchard, IA. (Wheat)  $ 248.76 
 8.  Sep 01, 1945  from ERMAL WILSON for Rent  $ 100.00 
 9.  Nov 16, 1945  from L.K. VOGT of Hopkins Iowa for clover seed  $ 78.80 
 10.  Nov 17, 1945  Advancements for the purpose of using funds to pay off balance of mortgage:  
     Ed FULK,   $215.59
     Ermal WILSON,   $215.59
     John DUNCAN,   $215.59
     Zora (Kelly) DUNCAN,   $215.59
     Mable (Duncan) LINDLEY,   $216.00
 11.  Dec 03, 1945  from JOHN W. DUNCAN's farm corn rent $ 168.00 
 12.  Jan 01, 1946  from ERMAL WILSON for corn rent $ 154.45 
 13.  Jan 01, 1946  from ERMAL WILSON balance of cash rent $ 85.00 
  TOTAL CASH --- $ 4,382.39 

  As executrix of the estate ZORA (KELLEY) DUNCAN, Oct 16th 1943
 Personal Disbursements as shown as "EXHIBIT B"
 1.  May 19, 1945  to L. M. STEVENSON for funeral Exp  $ 207.85 
 2.  May 23, 1945  to Dr. WEST for one call for ALEX. DUNCAN  $ 7.00 
 3.  Jun 26, 1945  to Firemans Fund Group Ins. Co.  $ 34.38 
 4.  Jun 27, 1945  to ERMAL WILSON for seed corn  $ 12.13 
 5.  Aug 20, 1945  to IRA McKINLEY for threshing bill  $ 27.00 
 6.  Aug 20, 1945  to HARLEY HOWARD for hauling oats  $ 6.00 
 7.  Sep 05, 1945  to HARLEY HOWARD for hauling corn  $ 16.00 
 8.  Sep 15, 1945  to Page Co. Bank for notes & Interest  $ 106.04 
 9.  Sep 15, 1945  to Page Co. Bank for last installment of Taxes  $ 114.06 
 9.  Sep 15, 1945  to Page Co. Bank for last installment of Taxes  $ 114.06 
 10.  Oct 06, 1945  to Page Co. Court Cost  $ 16.80 
 11.  Oct 07, 1945  to Morton Mutual Ins. Co. for Insurance on Buildings  $ 9.00 
 12.  Nov 17, 1945  to STEPHENS, THERNELL & MILLHONE, of Clarinda, IA.  $ 441.00 
 13.  Nov 17, 1945  to The Prudential Ins. Co. of America for Balance of Loan $ 2,700.00 for 1 year interest $108.00  $ 2,808.00 
 14.  Nov __, 1945  to Page Co. Bank for Charge Slip  $ .50 
 15.  Dec __, 1945  to Page Co. Bank for Charge Slip  $ .50 
 16.  Dec 03, 1945  to McDONALD for hauling clover  $ 60.00 
  TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS --- $ 3,955.26 
  TOTAL ASSETS --- $ 427.13 

REF:#IA. Death Certificate  Iowa Certificate of Death #1945-73-172
<---Click on Thumbnail for Larger Copy!   Dated: 15th April 1945
 1. Place of Death: at Home, Rural Shambaugh
 County: Amity Twp., Page County Iowa
 Lived in this Community (yy-mm-dd) 83yrs, 3mths, 9days

 2. Usual Residence (Home) of Deceased
 a. State: IA. b. County: Page c. City/town: Shambuagh, (Rural)
 d. Street No.: 1 1/2 miles South West
 e. If Foreign born, How long in U.S.A.: N/A
 3.a Full Name: Robert Alexander DUNCAN,
 3.b. If Veteran, Name War: N/A
 3.c. Social Security Account Number: N/A
 4. Sex: Male;  5. Color or Race: White,
 6.a "Widowed",
 6.b Name Husband/Wife: Rachel DUNCAN (dec'd)
 7. Date of Birth: Jan. 6th, 1862
 8. Age: 83 yrs, 3, mts, 9 days
 9. Birthplace: Coin (Rural) Page Co., IA.
 10. Occupation: Farmer
 11. Industry/Business:
 12. Name of Father: Alexander PINKERTON
 13. Birthplace of Father: U.S.A.
 14. Name of Mother: Mary ALEXANDER
 15. Birthplace of Mother: U.S.A.
 16. Informant: Mabel D. LINDLEY, Iowa City, IA.
 17.a Burial/Creamation: Burial
 17.b Date thereof: Apr 17th, 1945
 17.c Place of Burial: Maple Hill Cem., College Springs, IA.
 18. Funeral Director: L.M. STEVENSON,
  College Springs, IA.

 19. Filed/Registrar: A.L. Phander, Filed: Apr. 17th, 1945
 20. Date: of Death: Apr 15th, 1945 at: 11:00pm
 21. I Hereby Certify, That I. Attended Deceased From: Oct. 04, 1944, to Apr. 15, 1945.
That I last saw him alive on Apr 14, 1945,
and that death occurred, on the date stated above,
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as Follows:
(Primary) Urinemia
CONTRIBUTORY: Cystitis and Nephritis
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
 22. If death was due to extarnal causes fill in the following:
 23. Signed: W.W. WEST, M.D., Clarinda, IA. Dated: Apr 17th, 1945

  Death Certificate/Medical Certification #73-172
 He became sick on Oct. 4, 1945, he was being treated by Dr. W. W. West, M.D. of Clarinda, Iowa. for "URINEMIA" (Accumulation in the blood of substances such as urea, which are normally excreted in the urine.)
Alec DUNCAN was under Dr. West care for 6 months, and 11 days until his death at 11:00 p.m. Sunday evening of Apr., 15, 1945. Dr. West listed the Immediate Cause of death as "URINEMIA" due to "CYSTITIS and NEPHRITIS" (Inflammation of the bladder and inflammation of the kidney) his age at the time of death was 83 yrs., 3 months, 9 days.
 Possible Record Problem!
Apparently Informant: Aunt Mable (Duncan) LINDLEY, listed some mistakes:
 1. Her father born Rural Coin, IA.
 2. Her Grandfather ALEXANDER DUNCAN, born unknown date U.S.A.
 3. Her Grandmother Mary ALEXANDER, born unknown date U.S.A.
Robert M. DUNCAN & Mary Ann ALEXANDER.


 The Clarinda Herald-Journal
 Long-Time Shambaugh Resident Dies  Issue: Apr 17, 1945
 R.A. DUNCAN, popularly known as Alex passed away Sunday evening at his country home southwest of Shambaugh where he had resided for 52 years
The funeral arrangements were delayed until word could be received from a grandson, Lt. Kenneth FULK, of the U.S. Marines. The Services will be at the United Presbyterian Church in College Springs, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
Mr. DUNCAN had a severe illness three years ago, but underwent an operation, at which time a limb was removed, and he made wonderful recovery. His final illness was brief.
Mr. DUNCAN has been among the oldest readers of the Herald-Journal, boasting that he had been a regular subscriber for 59 years.  Robert Alexander DUNCAN, son of Robert & Mary Ann DUNCAN was born in Page Co., IA. near Coin, January 06, 1862, and departed this life April 15, 1945 at the age of 83 years 2 months and 9 days.
He has lived in Page Co. all those years and on his farm near Shambaugh the last 52 years.
He was united in marriage on March 04, 1855 [sic] to Rachel PINKERTON. To this union were born eight children. Four of these children proceeded him in death, three being small, and William whose widow is Zora DUNCAN of Clarinda. His wife proceeded him in death October 13, 1929.
The surviving children are:
Mrs. Mable (Duncan) LINDLEY of Iowa City;
Mrs. Jennie (Duncan) FULK of Clarinda;
Mr. John W. DUNCAN of Hollywood, Calif; and
Mrs. Vera (Duncan) WILSON who has been with him recent years.
Also one brother John W. DUNCAN of near Shambaugh.
One sister Mrs. Jane E. (Duncan) PINKERTON proceeded him on 22 Feb 1914.
   In the Newspaper Obit. for R.A. DUNCAN, they list he "lived on the Duncan Home-Place for 52 years" this places him as moving there in 1893? this must be in error, it should have been 75 years, moved there in 1854 with his Mother & Brother

Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., IA.
Grandpa Alex Newspaper Obituary Clipping - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! Mapel Hill Cemetery, Entrance Photo by Paul R. sarrett, Jr. - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! Grandpa and Grandma DUNCAN, Headstone - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo!
"Father"
Robert Alex"ander DUNCAN,
b. 06 Jan 1862 ~ d. 15 Apr 1945,
age 83yrs, 3mths, & 9 days,
Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source<--- (See: FOPC© Section III, Row 7, Lot 2)
[Created by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 01, 1996]

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[Created by: Sandy Hicks Mullins, Aug 09, 2011 ]

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[by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Nov 26, 2011 ]

Family
Alex & Rachel (Pinkerton) DUNCAN Family Portriat 1910 - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo!
"Mother"
Rachel (Pinkerton) DUNCAN,
b. 31 Jan 1867 ~ d. 13 Oct 1929,
age 62yrs, 8mths, & 12 days,
Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source<--- (See: FOPC© Section III, Row 7, Lot 2)
[Created by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 01, 1996]

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[Created by: Sandy Hicks Mullins, Aug 09, 2011 ]

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[by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Nov 26, 2011 ]

  Driving Directions: From Clarinda, at the 71Hwy & 2Hwy go South on the 71Hwy, 6 miles to the J52 Road (280th St) turn right (West) go 5 miles to College Springs, turn left (South) on Nutmeg Ave. go 1 mile to J56 Road (290th) turn right (West) to Mapbel Ave. Cemetery is on the North East Corner...prs
Children & GrandChildren of R. "Alex" DUNCAN, of Amity Twp., Page Co., IA.
 Son/Dau  Child Named  GrandChildren
 1. 1st Son: Wm. "Willy" DUNCAN,
 *1887-1917 a29yrs IA.
 2 Children 8 Grandchildren
 1.1. Mrs. Evelyn B. (Duncan) PERRY, (1912-1995, 82yrs NE.) 6Ch.
 1.2. Mrs. Frances G. (Duncan) LONG, (1914-1997 82yrs, CA.) 2Ch.
 2. 1st Dau: Mabel (Duncan) LINDLEY,
 *1889-1974 a85yrs IA.
  9 Children  37 Grandchildren.
 1. 1st Dau: Nina Margaret (Lindley) MORLEY, c1909-1993 a84yrs AZ., 3Ch.
 2. 1st Son: Merle Richard LINDLEY, *1915-1993 a84yrs IA., 3Ch
 3. 2nd Dau: Clarice Rachel (Lindley) WARN, *1917-1993 a84yrs IA, 3Ch
 4. 3rd Dau: Marjorie Vera (Lindley) ADAMS, *1919-2000 a81yrs IA. 6Ch
 5. 2nd Son: Harold Leslie LINDLEY, *1922-Liv'g 2012 90yrs 6Ch
 6. 4th Dau: Wilda Evelyn (Lindley) PHARES, *1924-2007 a83yrs NM. 7Ch
 7. 3rd Son: Philip Alex. LINDLEY, *1927-1941 a14yrs IA.
 8. 5th Dau: Lois Marie (Lindley) RIST, *1929-Liv'g 2012 83yrs MN. 5Ch.
 9. 6th Dau: Helen "Jean" (Lindley), LUDINGTON *1930-Liv'g 2012 82yrs NM. 4Ch.
 3. 2nd Dau: Jennie Elizabeth (Duncan) FULK,
 *1891-1974 a82yrs IA.
 8 Children;  23 Grandchildren
 1. 1st Son: Robert C. FULK; *1913-1923 a10y d. Pneumonia
 2. 2nd Son: Ermal E. FULK; *1914-1915 a10m d. Paralysis
 3. 3rd Son: Kenneth R. FULK; *1916-2003 a87y 5Ch.
 4. 1st Dau: Wilma B. (Fulk) SAWYER; *1918-2001 a83y 2Ch.
 5. 4th Son: Lyle D. FULK; *1924-1999 a75y 5Ch.
 6. 5th Son: Marvin D. FULK; *1926-Living 86yrs-2012 6Ch.
 7. 6th Son: Edward L.; *1930-1930 a04d d. no Palate in mouth
 8. 2nd Dau: Marilyn J. (Fulk) CRAIN, *1934-Living 78yrs-2012 5Ch.
 4. 2nd Son: John Wesley DUNCAN,
 *1893-1976 a82yrs CA.
 1 Child,  1 Grandchild
 1. Only Dau: Katherin M. (DUNCAN) JAMES, NE. *1919-Liv'g 2012 93yrs CA., 1Ch
 5. 3rd Dau: Velma DUNCAN,
 *1896-1899 a 2yrs IA.
 "Twin" buried Maple Hill Cemetery,
 6. 4th Dau: Vera Bernice (Duncan) WILSON,
 *1896-1988 a92yrs IA.
 4 Children,  20 Grandchildren
 1. 1st Dau: Fern Louise (Wilson) MILLER, *1916-2006 a90yrs IA. 6Ch.
 2. 2nd Dau: M. Lucille (Wilson) SARRETT, *1917-1987 a70yrs MO. 6Ch.
 3. 3rd Dau: Elsie Burnice (Wilson) ANNAN, *1918-2004 a84yrs IA. 4Ch.
 4. Only Son: Robert Alex., Sr. WILSON, *1921-1996 a75yrs MO. 4Ch.
 7. 5th Dau: Nina DUNCAN,
 *1900-1901 a10mth IA.
 buried Maple Hill Cemetery
 8. 3rd Son: Clark Robert DUNCAN,
 *1902-1902 a 1day IA.
 buried Maple Hill Cemetery
   Descendants of "Alex" DUNCAN,
 8 Children,   24 Grandchildren,    89 Great-Grandchildren at the time of his Death!...prs

   My Remembrance of G-Grandfather DUNCAN
     This writer was only 5 years old when my Great-Grandfather Alex. DUNCAN died, but I still remember when my family visited from Kansas City, Mo. and the old, gentleman in a wheelchair, would tickle my face with his whiskers when I hugged him...prs As a barefoot farm boy, Alex. DUNCAN herded cattle on the section lines of his mother's homestead in Amity Township, Page County, Iowa. Here he saw the exciting new inventions come to the farm home that we take for granted today. The Automobile, the farm truck and tractor, that would replace old "Dobbin", as well as the phonograph, electricity, telephone, radio, rural free delivery and the first graded roads. He was active in his community and was a honest industrious citizen. He loved his family and raised them the Christian way. By his honorable and upright dealings he had the respect of the entire community. (prs)

The Following are the Children of: Alex. and Rachel (Pinkerton) DUNCAN:

Sixth Generation!
Uncle Willy A. Duncan, Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo #1. WILLIAM (Willy) ALEXANDER DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.1]
(1st Son of Alex. & Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan)
b. 16 Jul. 1887; "Duncan Mineral Spring Stock Farm " [40 acres of land on Section 2, Amity Twp]
d. 05 Mar. 1917, age 29yrs, 7m, & 19 days, at Clarinda Hospt., died from "Appendicitis"
Buried in the "Birchwood Section" of the Clarinda City Cemetery;
At age 24yrs he married on 6th Sep. 1911, in Page Co., Ia. to
Aunt Zora (Kelley) Duncan Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo 24 year old Miss ZORA KELLEY;
(1st d/o Samuel W. & Mary Frances (HAY) KELLEY)
(1Gd/o.. Beatty Kelley; m Mary Ann Turner;
(2Gs/o.. John,1 & 2nd Wife Mary Ann (Beatty) Kelly)
(3Gs/o.. Edward,1 & Elizabeth (Unk) KELLEY)
b. 22 May 1887, nr Shambaugh, Page Co., Ia.;
d. 12 Feb 1957, age 69yrs, 8m, 21d, in Page Co., Ia.;
Buried along side her husband WILLIAM in the "Birchwood Section" of the Clarinda City Cemetery;
Typical Marriage Ceremony - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo  They had 2 Daughters born to this Short Union:
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1.1.4.3.1.1 1st Dau: Evelyn Beatrice DUNCAN,  b. *1912-1995 a83yrs NE.  m. *1934 IA.  Raymond C. PERRY,   6Ch
 1.1.4.3.1.2 2nd Dau: Frances Gwendolyn DUNCAN,  b. *1914-1997 a83yrs CA.  m. *1940 IA.  Rev. Paul C. LONG,   2Ch
  8   Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins 

Click on Thumbnail for Profile!  See Biographical Profile:
 Samuel Wildeson KELLY,Family,   of Wilton Twp., Muscatine Co., Iowa
<---Click on Thumbnail for Contunation!

Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo  Phyliss (Dunn) FULK, [REF:#6] Writes:  " Young WILLY DUNCAN died only after 5 1/2 years of marriage. with Aunt Zora (Kelley) DUNCAN raised the two small daughters by herself; Daughters Evelyn DUNCAN was only five years old and Fanny DUNCAN was only three years old when their father died. Aunt Zors was a teacher, who taught in several schools in the Page County area, among one of the schools was the Olive Branch Schoolhouse, Section 13, T-68-North (Harlan Township) Range-37-West, SW 1/4, SE 1/4. The first school was built by William WHITEHILL, Thomas TONER (Was the Grandfather of Esther(Humphreys) WILSON, wife of James H. WILSON son of Rrbert WILSON, brother of Abraham WILSON), and Aaron WILSON (No relation to our Robert/Abraham/James H. WILSON) in 1865. Aunt Zora (Kelley) DUNCAN taught on the average of 16 children in the single room schoolhouse, 1922 to 1926 and 1936 to 1938. Lights were not installed until 1945, nor heat until 1952. The Olive Branch Schoolhouse was closed in 1960.

Need Photo of Seventh Generation!
Evelyn Beatrice DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.1.1]
(1st Dau of William A. DUNCAN & Mother Zora KELLEY)
b. 20 Aug 1912; near Shambaugh, Page Co., Iowa
d. 15 Sep 1995, age 82yrs, 0mths, & 25 days, Papillion, Sarpy Co., Nebraska
Buried: Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Page Co., Iowa
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Click on Camera for Picture of Memorial Monument <---See: Photo of Find A Grave Monument, [Photo by: Pat O'Dell, Nov 14, 2011]
She attended Clarinda City High School, Christian Church, was a Sunday School teacher at the Covenanter Church in Harlan Twp.; Member of Trinity U.P. Church, at Clarinda; was 4-H County Comm. and Honorary 4-H Member; Sang on KSO Radio Station, Clarinda (In the BERRY Seed Co. building South end of Clarinda); Lived at 301 W. State St., Clarinda, removed 1986, to live with Dau MARCIA or PHYLLIS.
At age 22yrs she married on 22nd May 1934, at Shambaugh, Page County, Iowa to
Need Photo of 25 year old Raymond Clair PERRY,
(s/o Clair Vern PERRY & Mother: Elsie J. HAMM)
b. 01 Apr 1909, at Shambaugh, Page County, Iowa.
d. 07 Jan 1976, age 66yrs, 9mths, & 6 days, in Page County, Iowa.
He is buried in the "PERRY" lot in the Page County Addition of the Clarinda City Cemetery, North of Clarinda, Page County. Click on FAGrave Memorial for More Info. <---See: Find A Grave Memorial# 80402322 [Created by: Pat O'Dell, Nov 14, 2011]
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Typical Marriage Ceremony - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo  They had 6 Children born to this Union: (2 Sons & 4 Dau's)
  (All born near Shambaugh, Harlan Twp., Page Co., Iowa)
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1.1.4.3.1.1.1. 1st Dau:  Phylliss Rae PERRY,  b. 10 Oct 1937, IA.  24yrs m. 28 Jun 1962, Clarinda, IA.
 Charles LANDON, Jr.  
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 1.1.4.3.1.1.2. 2nd Dau:  Marcia Ann PERRY,  b. 14 Oct 1939, IA.  22yrs m. 21 Aug 1962, Covenanter Ch.
 Charles SUMMERS,  
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 1.1.4.3.1.1.3. 3rd Dau:  Guendolyn "Sue" PERRY,  b. 22 Nov 1941, IA.  26yrs m. 01 Jun 1968, Clarinda, IA.
 Thomas M. HUTCHESON,  
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 1.1.4.3.1.1.4. 4th Dau:  Nancy Kay PERRY,  b. 25 Mar 1944, IA.  25yrs m. 02 Aug 1969, Clarinda, IA.
 Roger Eugene RUPP,  
  ?Ch
 1.1.4.3.1.1.5. 1st Son:  Richard "Duane" PERRY,  b. 02 Sep 1947, IA.  m. 19??  Miss Ana Unknown,     ?Ch
 1.1.4.3.1.1.6. 2nd Son:  Charles Vern "Chuck" PERRY,  b. __ ___ 1949, IA.  m. 19??  Miss Ann Unknown,     ?Ch
     Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins 

Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo  Phyliss (Dunn) FULK, [REF:#6] Writes:  Aunt Evelyn B. PERRY, attended Clarinda City High School, Christian Church, was a Sunday School teacher at the Covenanter Church in Harlan Twp.; Member of Trinity U.P. Church, at Clarinda; was 4-H County Comm. and Honorary 4-H Member; Sang on KSO Radio Station, Clarinda (In the BERRY Seed Co. building South end of Clarinda) Lived at 301 W. State St., Clarinda, removed 1986, to live with Dau Marcia or Phyllis.
 Uncle Raymond C. PERRY, attended Fruits School House, (S.D. #8, East River Twp., Section 27) Was a farmer most of his life on the 240 acre NW 1/4, of Section of 22, Harlan Twp. (This was the old John ANNAN place) They retired and removed to Clarinda about Jan. 1974; He attended Church of God, Shambaugh, IA., Covenanter Church, Harlan Twp.; was a member of Trinity U.P. at Clarinda, IA; was a trustee for 25 years; 15 years as Directors of Pleasant Ridge School District, Harlan Twp.; 4-H Leader 25 years, (Harlan Hustlers); and County Comm.

 The Clarinda Herald-Journal
 Mrs Evelyn B. PERRY,
 Obituary - Issue: September 20th, 1995
 Mrs Evelyn B. PERRY, 83 formerly of Clarinda, died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995 at Papillion Manor Care Center, Papillion, Ne., where she had lived for the past 11 months. She was born Aug. 20, 1912 at Shambaugh, the daughter of William and Zora (Kelley) DUNCAN. She taught school for two years before her marriage to Raymond PERRY May 22,1934. They farmed southwest of Clarinda before retiring and moving to town. Her husband preceded her in death Jan. 7,1976. She later went to live with her daughter, Marcia (Perry) SUMMER, St Cloud, Mn. For the past 11 months she had been near her son, Duane PERRY, Papillion.
 Mrs PERRY is survived by six children:
     #1. 1st Dau: Phyllis and Charles LANDON, Davenport, Iowa
     #2. 2nd dau: Marcia SUMMERS, St. Cloud, Minnasota
     #3. 3rd Dau: Sue and Thomas HUTCHESON, Olathe, Kansas
     #4. 4th Dau: Nancy and Roger RUPP, Anchorage, Alaska;
     #5. 1st Son: Duane and Ana PERRY, Papillion, Nebraska
     #6. 2nd Son: Charles and Ann PERRY, Charles City, Floyd Co., Iowa
There are 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Frances Long, Clovis, Ca. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 18 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, with Rev. Charles R. Landon, Jr., and Rev. Roy Fox officiating. Burial was in Clarinda Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, was in charge of arrangements.

Need Photo of Seventh Generation!
Frances Gwendolyn DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.1.2]
(2nd Dau of William A. DUNCAN & Mother Zora KELLEY)
b. 24 Nov 1914, near Shambaugh, Page Co., Iowa
d. 29 Jun 1997, 82yrs, 7mths, & 5 days, Fresno, Fresno, California
Buried: Cemetery Unknown (to me)
At age 25yrs, she married on 5 Nov. 1940, Clarinda, Iowa, to
Need Photo of Rev. Paul Cooper LONG;
b. 01 Mar 1914, Des Moines, Iowa;
d. 02 Aug 1993, 79yrs, 5mths, & 1 day, Clovis, Fresno, California
Minister in the Nazarene Church; Removed to California
Minister and Senior Director at the Peoples Church, Fresno, California
Last known address 666 W. Barstow "C", Clovis, CA. 93612;
They had two children born to this union:
      2.3.1.2.1 Only Son: Wm. "Meredith" LONG, b. 1941
      2.3.1.2.2 Only Dau: Andrea Lea LONG, b. 1946

 1938 Click on Redball for more Info.<--- See: Frances sing at Cousin Fern (Wilson) MILLER's Wedding

Need Photo of Eighth Generation!
William "Meredith" LONG; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.1.2.1]
(Only Son of Paul C. LONG & Mother: Frances G. DUNCAN)
(GrandSon of William A. DUNCAN & Zora KELLEY)
b. 19 Jul. 1941, Eldora Iowa;
Married 20 May 1962, Calif., to:
Miss Lesly JONES,
b. 21 Aug. 1942,
Merdith LONG sells Real Estate and is a Financial Consultant in Merced Calif.
They had 3 Children born from this union:
      2.3.1.2.1.1 William Michael LONG; b. 21 Jan 1963
      2.3.1.2.1.2 Mark Jones LONG; b. 13 Mar 1965
      2.3.1.2.1.3 Melissa Lynn LONG; b. 27 Jan 1969

Need Photo of Eighth Generation!
Andrea Lea LONG; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.1.2.2]
(Only Dau of Paul C. LONG & Mother: Frances G. DUNCAN)
(GrandDau of William A. DUNCAN & Zora KELLEY)
b. 26 Aug. 1946, Clarinda Iowa;
Married 30 Apr. 1966, in Reedley Calif., to:
Daniel "Danny" Floyd FRY,
b. 28 Apr. 1946, in Kingsburg Calif.
They had 2 Children born from this union; (Is believed to live in Fresno Ca.)
     2.3.1.2.2.1 Craig Douglas FRY; b. 4 May 1969
     2.3.1.2.2.2 Brian Cooper FRY; b. 19 Mar 1976
     Need More Information.

Sixth Generation!
2. MABEL DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.2]
(1st Dau of: "Alex" DUNCAN & Mother: Rachel PINKERTON)
b. 11 May 1889-90, near Blanchard Twp., Page Co., Iowa;
d. 13 Nov. 1974, at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 2 days;
Buried: Clarinda City Cemetery, Re-Plat Section, where a headstone marks her grave. (See Page 124
Was Married twice, first, on 24 Feb. 1909, in Page Co., IA. to
GEORGE S. LINDLEY;
b. 04 May 188592 near Bedford, Iowa, d. 18 Aug. 1958, at the age of 73 years; Clarinda City Cemetery, Re-Plat Section
They had nine children born to this union.
At the age of 76 Mrs. MABEL (DUNCAN) LINDLEY, married a second time on 19 Oct. 1965, in Lone Tree, Johnson Co., Iowa; to
Lewis VANDERLINDEN;
No children by this second marriage.
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 Mrs Mabel (Duncan) LINDLEY, of Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa
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Sixth Generation!
3. Jennie Elizabeth DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.3]
(2nd Dau of: "Alex" DUNCAN & Mother: Rachel PINKERTON)
b. on 06 Aug 1891, Amity Twp, Page Co., Ia.;
d. on 28 Mar 1974 age 82yrs, 7m, & 22 days, in Clarinda, Ia.;
At age 20yrs she married on 22 Nov. 1911, (parents home in Amity Twp), to
Edward "Ed" William FULK;
b. 29 May 1890, near Shambaugh, Iowa;
d. 08 Apr 1976, in Clarinda, Iowa, age 85yrs, 10mths, & 9 days;
Both are buried in the Birchwood Section of the Clarinda City Cemetery, Iowa;
They had a farm in Harlan Twp., Page Co., Ia., between Clarinda and Shambaugh;
Were members of the United Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Ia.;
They had eight children born to this Union:
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 Mrs Jennie E. (Duncan) FULK, of Shambaugh, Page Co., Iowa
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Photos  Some PHOTOS!
1894 Butler School Kids

Sixth Generation!
4. John "Johnny" Wesley DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.4]
(2nd Son of: "Alex" DUNCAN & Mother: Rachel PINKERTON)
b. 28 Apr 1893, in Page Co., Iowa;
d. 19 Jan 1976, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, and 21 days, in Sawtelle, (Los Angeles) Calif.;
Funeral service were held 22 Jan. 1976 at the Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Cemetery at Hollywood Hills, Calif.
Conducted by Chaplain Charles WRIGHT of West Hollywood Post American Legion;
At age 23 year he married on 18 Nov. 1916, in Page Co., Iowa to
21 year old Miss Neala Noma CUSSINS;
(d/o M/M CUSSINS Parents of Page Co., IA.)
b. 21 Nov. 1895, in Shambaugh, Page Co., Iowa;
d. 02 Apr. 1982, at the age of 86 years, 4 Months and 11 days, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Buried along side Husband, in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, North Hollywood, Calif.;
(Source: Obituary, Clarinda Herald - Journal; Feb. 05, 1976)
They had one daughter born from this union:
     4.1 Only Dau: Mary K. DUNCAN, b. 1919
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 Uncle John W. DUNCAN,  of North Hollywood, Calif.
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Sixth Generation!
Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! 5. Velma DUNCAN; (Twin) [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.5]
(3rd Dau of: "Alex" DUNCAN & Mother: Rachel PINKERTON)
b. 05 Oct 1896 [Twin of Vera B. Duncan]
d. 05 Sep 1898, at the age of 1 years, 11 months, and 0 days; Cause of Death: "Consumption"
Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source<--- (See: FOPC© Section III, Row 7, Lot 2) [Created by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 01, 1996]
Click on FAGrave Memorial for More Info. <---See: Find A Grave Memorial# 74560392 [Created by: Sandy Hicks Mullins, Aug 09, 2011 ]
Click on Camera for Picture of Memorial Monument <---See: Photo of Find A Grave Monument, [Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Nov 26, 2011 ]

Sixth Generation!
Vera B. Duncan - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! 6. Vera Bernice DUNCAN; (Twin) [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.6]
(4th Dau of: "Alex" DUNCAN & Mother: Rachel PINKERTON)
b. 05 Oct 1896, on the "DUNCAN FARM" near College Springs, Iowa;
d. 02 Dec 1988, at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 27 days, at the Bethesda Care Center, Clarinda, Iowa;
She was buried along side of her husband at the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa;
At the age of 18 years, she was married on 19 Jun. 1915, Clarinda, Iowa, to the
Ermal L. WILSON, Family 1915 - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! 18 year old ERMAL LeROY WILSON;
(2nd s/o George R. & Cora B. (MANNASMITH) WILSON)
b. 12 Feb. 1897, in Lincoln Twp, Page Co., Iowa;
d. 18 Sep. 1969, at the age of 72 years, 7 months, and 6 days, in Omaha, NE.;
Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa
They had 4 children born to this union:
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 Grandma Vera B. (Duncan) WILSON,  of Shambaugh, Page County, Iowa
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Angel  Marker! -  Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! 7. NINA DUNCAN; [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.7]
(5th Dau of ALEX. & Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan)
b. 10 Nov 1900 on the "DUNCAN FARM" near College Springs, Iowa;
d. 21 Sep 1901, at the young age of 10 months, and 11 days,
Cause of death: "Scarlet Fever"
Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source<--- (See: FOPC© Section III, Row 6, Lot 2) [Created by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 01, 1996]
Click on FAGrave Memorial for More Info. <---See: Find A Grave Memorial# 74560733 [Created by: Sandy Hicks Mullins, Aug 09, 2011 ]
Click on Camera for Picture of Memorial Monument <---See: Photo of Find A Grave Monument, [Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Nov 26, 2011 ]

Angel  Marker! -  Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! 8. CLARK RANKIN DUNCAN: [FOPC©-ID# 1.1.4.3.8]
(3rd Son of ALEX. & Rachel (Pinkerton) Duncan)
b. c1902, on the "DUNCAN FARM" near College Springs, Iowa;
d. c1902, on Section 2, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Cause of Death: "Still-born"
Buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Amity Twp., Page Co., Iowa
Click on RedBall for More Info. on this Source<--- (See: FOPC© Section III, Row 6, Lot 2) [Created by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Dec 01, 1996]
Click on FAGrave Memorial for More Info. <---See: Find A Grave Memorial# 81051743 [Created by: Paul R Sarrett, Nov 26, 2011 ]
Click on Camera for Picture of Memorial Monument <---See: Photo of Find A Grave Monument, [Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., Nov 26, 2011 ]

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Mrs. Vera B. (Duncan) WILSON, 1896-1988, age92yrs - Click on Thumbnail for larger Photo! These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package" *** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - II. DUNCAN & Related Families© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 14, 1993 by Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my late mother
Mrs. M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT. (1917-1987, age age 70yrs) & My Grandmother: Mrs. Vera B. (DUNCAN) WILSON (1896-1988, age 92yrs) The "Work-Books" were compiled by listing the various families, born, married, died, and a history of that family branch. In 1996 I started "Up-Loading" this material on the now called Friends of Page Co., site...prs
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