Saturday, February 23, 2013

Francis Marion Duncan, 1854-1918

The Semi-Weekly Iowegian - 17 June 1918
  Mr. Duncan, an elderly man hose home is in Jerome, but who was working here as night watchman at the Walker mine, drank carbolic acid, with suicidal intent Saturday afternoon. When discovered by Charles Fox, he was suffering with convulsions. A doctor was quickly summoned, who, when he arrived, pronounced him beyond recovery.  He was conveyed by auto to his home in Jerome and we have not yet learned if his rash net (sic) proved fatal. 

The Semi-Weekly Iowegian - 20 June 1918
  Frank Duncan, who has been working at the Fox mine, swallowed carbolic acid last Saturday afternoon. He was brought to his home in Jerome and a physician called. He passed away Sunday. He is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Edith Fry, Mrs. Hazel Ponsettoand Mae and Charles of Jerome. Funeral sevices were held Monday afternoon at the M. E. church, conducted by Reverend Lawton, pastor of the M. E. church of Seymour.
  Mr. Duncan, the night watchman at the Walker mine here, who drank carbolic acid last Saturday afternoon, succumbed to the effects and died Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  His funeral and burial was at Jerome on Monday. He was about 65 years old and a member of the U. M. W. of A. of this place.
Iowa Deaths and Burial, 1850-1990
  Name: Francis Marion Duncan; Gender: Male; Burial Date: 17 Jun 1918; Burial Place: Jerome; Death Date: 16 Jun 1918; Death Place: Lincoln Tp., Jerome, Appanoose, Iowa; Age: 64; Birth Date: 14 Feb 1854; Birthplace: White, Indiana; Occupation: Coal Miner; Race: White; Marital Status: Married; Father's Name: John Duncan; Father's Birthplace: Ireland; Mother's Name: Emretta Ridgway; Mother's Birthplace: Germany; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B75147-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1673930; Reference Number: p 357 #181.
  Source "Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Feb 2013), Francis Marion Duncan, 16 Jun 1918.

Gravestone of
Francis Marion Duncan and Delila Ann McKern

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