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Herbert Oliver Duncan 1881-1911


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/28/2011 at 01:14:40

Death Called Him
H. O. Duncan Passed Away in This City Saturday Morning
Grew To Manhood In County
Had Been Ill for Past Eight Months – Cause of Death Was Tumerous Formation on Brain
H. O. Duncan, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Duncan of Wallingford, died at the E. Rice home on East Lincoln Street early Saturday morning. He had been a sufferer for the past eight months, and since he was first taken sick with tumor on the brain. Although everything possible was done for him he gradually grew worse and his early death had been expected for some time. Throughout his long illness he was a patient sufferer, never complaining. The funeral service was held from the Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. D. Vannoy, and interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Herbert Oliver Duncan was born near Harlan, Iowa, August 13, 1881. In 1896 he moved to this county with his parents and has lived here ever since, except four years ago when he moved to Walters, Minnesota, to act as agent for the Rock Island at that place. On January 1, 1904 he was married to Myrtle C. Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Rice. To this union two children were born, Ruth aged 4 years and Vera aged 14 months.

Besides his wife and children the deceased left father, mother, one brother, Charles, of Los Angeles, California, and one sister, Mrs. Ida Bucy of Seattle, Washington, to mourn his death.

Mr. Duncan was a bright, energetic and model young man. He was meeting with success in his railroad work, as his work was giving the best of satisfaction and his early promotion was assured.

The entire community extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 26, 1911)

Herbert O. Duncan Dead
Herbert O. Duncan, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Rice in this city early Saturday morning, from the effects of a tumor on the brain.

Funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon and interment made in Oak Hill cemetery. Deceased is survived by a wife, two little daughters, father and mother south of town, and a brother and sister in California.

At the time of his death he was a little past 29 years of age. He had been a sufferer from this ailment for the past year and had one or two operations. Everything was done that medical science and skill could do.

For about one year he had charge of the Rock Island station at Walters, Minnesota, and was considered a valuable employee of that road. He was a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. E. Rice of this city. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 26, 1911)


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