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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 April 1916
Obituary of LUCY J. DUNCAN

Mrs. Lucy J. Duncan, mother of T. B. and W. C. Duncan of this city, and who was well known in this county, died at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 1916, at the home of her son, J. S. Duncan, near Sedgwick, Kans. Although past 88 years of age, her health had been remarkably good up to within a week of her death, when she was seized with an attack of paralysis. The second attack caused her death within a few hours. With her at the time of death were her son, J. S. Duncan, and family of Sedgwick; also two sons, T. B. and W. C. Duncan, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. S. M. Rodgers, of Oktaha, Okla. A daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Russell of Durant, Okla., and a son, J. B. Duncan of Ft. Towson, Okla., could not be present at the funeral. Interment was in the Sedgwick cemetery, funeral services being held in the M. E. church, the pastor,
Rev. Marsh, preaching an appropriate sermon.

Lucy J. Barnett was born in Jackson-co., Ala., on January 22, 1828. In Bolivar, Ala., in 1846, she was united in marriage with J. B. Duncan. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Duncan moved to Jasper-co., Mo., and lived there until the spring of 1861, when they moved to eastern Kansas, settling in Miami-co. About a year later the husband, while near Carthage, Mo., was killed by some "bushwhackers," the "border warfare"
of the Civil War being then in progress. Mrs. Duncan and her children lived near Ft. Scott during the remainder of the war. The family settled near Girard in Crawford-co., in the year 1865, and what was their home for many years. Mrs. Duncan made frequent visits with her sons in this county, and thus she formed many acquaintances here. She lived a long and useful life, and throughout it all she was a consistent christian.
She had been a member of the Christian church for 70 years.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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