Archibald DUNCAN

Male 1860 - 1954  (94 years)


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  • Name Archibald DUNCAN 
    Born 29 Jun 1860  Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    LifeSketch On June 29, 1860, in a little log cabin located about twenty five yards west of the old Duncan home, a little boy was born to Charles and Margaret Bowman Duncan. As he grew to young manhood he pursued the activities normal to a youth in a pioneer communi  [1
    _FSFTID KWDY-ZRC 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KWDY-ZRC 
    Died 29 Jun 1954  Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 2 Jul 1954  Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3463  HOGAN, Laurel LaRue
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2016 

    Father Charles DUNCAN,   b. 21 Jan 1823, Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1891, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Margaret BOWMAN,   b. 5 Apr 1822, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1904, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1844  West Wemyss, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Jane RICE,   b. 6 Aug 1863, Farmington, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1946, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1880  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Archibald DUNCAN, Jr.,   b. 29 Sep 1881, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1895, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    +2. Margaret Ann DUNCAN,   b. 4 Nov 1883, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1918, Abraham, Millard, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Pearl Lavilla DUNCAN,   b. 23 Aug 1885, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1965, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Charles Alvin DUNCAN,   b. 19 Dec 1888, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1961, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Afton Olive DUNCAN,   b. 26 Nov 1896, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1977, Delta, Millard, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Austin William DUNCAN,   b. 19 Jul 1899, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1966, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 27 Sep 1998 07:11:00 
    Family ID F1829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Archibald Duncan
    Archibald Duncan
    Archibald & Olive Jane DUNCAN
    Archibald & Olive Jane DUNCAN
    Archibald DUNCAN
    Olive Jane RICE
    Archibald DUNCAN & Olive Jane RICE
    Archibald DUNCAN & Olive Jane RICE
    Archibald DUNCAN
    Archibald DUNCAN

    Documents
    Death certificate of Archibald Duncan
    Death certificate of Archibald Duncan
    JPG image of scanned death certificate, original stored at Utah State Archives.

  • Notes 
    • ?u??b?Life Sketch?/u??/b?

      On June 29, 1860, in a little log cabin located about twenty five yards west of the old Duncan home, a little boy was born to Charles and Margaret Bowman Duncan. As he grew to young manhood he pursued the activities normal to a youth in a pioneer community such as herding cattle and sheep in the nearby mountains and cutting and dragging firewood for the heating of the home through the long rigorous winters. His life was not without fun either for he has many times told of having his hands swollen and sore from catching behind the bat without the benefit of a catchers glove such as baseball players today enjoy.

      When he was twelve to fourteen years of age, his father Charles Duncan, who was a stone mason in Scotland, before emigrating to this country, gathered stone from mountains and with the help of his boys, all of whom learned the stone mason trade, constructed a large rambling home which in later years became his much loved home.

      On August 21, 1889, when he was twenty years of age and she barely seventeen, Grandfather Duncan was married to Olive Jane Rice, and they moved into the new home that the family had built and there they both spent the rest of their lives in as happy and complete a married life as two people ever enjoyed together. It was there that their six children were born; it was there that their eldest was taken from them at the age of fourteen; it was there that they in their full generosity and love cared for the old people on both sides of the family when old age made such care necessary; and it was there they cared for several foster children and raised them to maturity with the same leaving kindness that they bestowed on their own children.

      This couple, Uncle Arch and Aunt Oll, as they came to be known by nearly everyone in the community, lived together until they had celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary and then on January 1, 1946, his beloved wife was taken from him and he was left alone in the home that for so many years had been the scene of his joys and sorrows - his triumph and disappointments - the hub of his life. It was there that he stayed for the next few years of his life, sometimes alone - sometimes with grandchildren who would come to stay with him and help him, but always a lonesome and solitary figure missing his loving helpmate of so many years with all his heart.

      Inevitably, the time came when he was unable to live by himself; when he required the same care that he and Grandmother Duncan so ungrudgingly gave to their parents. Then it was that his son and daughter-in-law, Austin and LaVon, beset with almost insurmountable problems of their own, took him into their little home and gave him the care that he so richly deserved. With love, kindness and patience they administered to his every need through sickness, health and adversity.

      Grandfather's one wish in the last several years of life had been to be home when the end came. Realizing this, Aunt Pearl, his eldest daughter came a short time ago and brought him home. They stayed there together enjoying the coolness and seclusion of the old home until on his ninety-fourth birthday, June 29, 1954, he passed away in his sleep in a quiet and peaceful manner, thus ending the earthly reign of a patriarch, who leaves a vast posterity of thirty grandchildren, one hundred twelve great-grandchildren, and twenty great great-grandchildren.

      By Eric Hogan --- on FamilySearch 26 Oct 2016

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 15 Dec 2016), entry for Archibald Duncan, person ID KWDY-ZRC. (Reliability: 3).