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DUNCAN

Marmie Longair (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jul 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gr. uncle, William Downey DUNCAN was killed in a logging accident on March 14th, 1947, near Kenora, but so far I've
been unable to find an obituary or any other mention of the incident. The DUNCAN family has lived in Kenora since the
1880s and family members are still living on the original farm. If you think you can help me with this I would be most grateful. Downey seemed to have lived near Fort Frances and later at Port Arthur.

Duncan Farm

Posted: 13 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2001 9:19AM GMT
The Duncan farm is still on the same corner of the Redditt
Road, and is maintained by Robert Duncan. His father
was Horatio Nelson Duncan.The farm house is very much as it
always was.

Duncan obit

Rhonda Glofcheski (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duncan
You may have already tried this but just in case you haven't.... Kenora has a daily newspaper, The Miner and News, and it is online. This newspaper does have an archives and might look for you. Also often, the newspaper will print interesting historical bits and ask for readers to add details. The newspaper is found at www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com....... on a lighter note, in my circle of friends we refer to the newspaper as the 'Minus the News' however we look forward to every issue. I go online every day to read it.

Re: DUNCAN

sharon (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2001 2:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello;

I have also been trying to trace a Duncan family from the Kenora area, and wondered if you can be of help to me.

Have you ever heard of a Racey/Pacey Duncan who lived at Rabbit Rd/Lane, ? Someone told me this gentleman had been a widower when young, the family had at least one daughter who was 12 years of age when the mother died, father remarried,

Does any of this sound familiar?

Thanks Sharon

Re: DUNCAN

Marmie Longair (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2001 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are Duncan's descended from Robert Ainsley Duncan living in Kenora on Rabbit Road. Are you related to them? I
am a great granddaughter of Robert Ainsley Duncan, who came from Westmorland County New Brunswick.

Re: DUNCAN

sharon (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2001 6:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not sure. The Duncan family I am searching for were for a time living in Eastern Ontario, where they had at least one daughter born 1932, ( I dont know her name). The wife/mother died quite young and the husband remarried. The daughter left home , probably went to live with relatives (not sure if it was maternal or paternal relatives) I guess the step mother and she didnt get along, any way somehow the daughter when she was 17 came to live in Kenora. Again I think perhaps to stay with relatives, the only other fact that I have been told is that others I have talked to think she may have worked as a domestic for families. I have learned about a Racey RC Duncan, understand he has 4 children, someone told me he too was a widower. Do you know anything about that? Have you ever learned of a Duncan widower in the late 1930's ,1940's ? Not much to go on is there! But I would appreciate anything you have or could suggest.

Regards and thanks for answering Sharon

Re: DUNCAN

Posted: 7 Aug 2010 8:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grandfather Downey William Duncan died while on a train Friday March 14 1947,en route to a North Star Timber Co. camp at Owakonze, 100 miles west of Port Arthur Ontario. I have a copy of the obituary I found at the Brodie St. library in Thunder Bay. I would be so pleased to have contact with the Duncan side of my family as I don't have many relatives left and not much family history.
Posted: 25 Nov 2011 5:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

Was your Grand Father born in New Brunswick circa 1880?
As I have a William Duncan who I have been searching for.

Re: DUNCAN

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 4:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are several William Duncan, seem like names was short in those days,

Re: DUNCAN

Posted: 1 Feb 2013 12:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Duncan
Yes my Grandfather was Downey William Duncan born in New Brunswick 1880
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