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Samuel B. Duncan (1906)

DUNCAN, HORNBACK, FOSHER, GARDNER, SCHIEB

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 12/11/2005 at 08:13:55

Winterset Madisonian - April 1906

Samuel B. Duncan was born in Genesee county, New York, March 4, 1816, and died April 16th, 1906, aged 99 years, 1 month and 12 days. His father came to Indiana when he was four years old, and later came to Iowa, where he endured the hardships of pioneer life along with many who are long since numbered with the dead. The date of his arrival in Iowa was 1853, since which time he has lived in or near Winterset. He was married in 1843 to Miss Elizabeth Hornback, who with four daughters and one son are left to mourn the loss of the husband and father. Mrs. Martha Fosher, of Woodward, Ia., Mrs. G. W. Gardner, of Winterset, Mrs. H. H. Schieb, of Akron, O., and Chas. E. Duncan, of Woodward, Ia. Mr. Duncan united with the Christian church during the pastorate of Rev. L. E. Follansbee. Since which time he has been so enfeebled with age, and nearly blind that he was rarely ever able to attend the services of his church. The funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. W. Gardner, conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. E. Bennett, on Wednesday April 18th, 1905* where he has long made his home. May the Lord bless and comfort the sorrowing ones.

Transcriber's note: *This was the date printed in the paper.
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Winterset News, Winterset, Iowa
April 27, 1906, page 8

SAMUEL B. DUNCAN

S. B. Duncan was born in Genesee county, New York, March 4th, 1816. Died April 16, 1906. He moved with his father to Indiana when four years old. Has lived in and near Winterset since.

He was married to Elizabeth Hornbeck May 11th, 1848, who survives him, with four daughters and one son, Mrs. Martha Fosher, of Woodward; Miss Emma; Mrs. G. W. Gardner of Winterset; C. F. Duncan, of Woodward; Mrs. H. H. Scheib, of Akron, Ohio.

Mr. Duncan came to this country in an early day and together with others, who long since have preceded him to the other land, endured the hardships of pioneer life. He united with the Christian church when Rev. L. E. Folinsbee was pastor and because of age and infirmity was rarely able to be at the services. He was loved and honored by those who knew him best. About a year ago he was stricken almost helpless and so remained till the Master called him home.

The funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. W. Gardner, conducted by Rev. E. E. Bennett, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Winterset cemetery.


 

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