Obit Whitehall Newspaper:
MRS. MARY DUNCAN DIES AT AGE 89, April 4, 1936
Mrs. Mary Ann Duncan,89,widow of James Duncan, died at her home,18 Cliff Street, Sunday morning at 5:45 o'clock after an illness of six weeks. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Mrs. Duncan, a lifelong resident of Whitehall, was born here December 23,1846, a daughter of the late Owen Mulholland and Catherine Parsons
Mulholland. She attended the local schools and on August 10,1862 married James Duncan. Nine children, seven of whom survive were born to the union. The surviving children are Mrs. David Manell, Mrs. Milo Hammond, Mrs. Roy Hanson, Misses Mary and Inez Duncan, Charles Duncan, all of Whitehall, and Mrs. Frank Merriam of Rutland, Vt., Henry and James Duncan, sons are deceased. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kate Thomas of Brooklyn.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning from Our Lady of Angels church, of which Mrs. Duncan a member. The Rev. Edward A Dougher officiated. Burial was in Our Lady of Angels cemetery. The bearers were Henry Neddo,
William Cody, John Lusk, Guerdon Hardy, Ambrone Gilligan and David Fitzgerald. Among out of town parties at the funeral were Kenneth and Walter Manell, New Haven Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Van Tassel of Comstock, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Clemons of Dresden, Mrs. Frank Merriam, Rutland, Vt. (Posted 4/17/00) Submitted by Laurie
Obit Post Star Newspaper, Glens Falls, NY
James Duncan,67, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. David Manell, Queen Street, at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, March 25,1933, after two weeks illness. Mr. Duncan was born in Whitehall, November 20,1885, and had spent all his
life here. He was a painter. In his younger days he was connected with the old volunteer fire department and was one of it's active members. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. James Duncan, a brother Charles Duncan; and six sisters, Mrs. David Manell, Mrs. Milo Hammond, Mrs. Roy Hanson, Misses Inez and Minnie Duncan, all of Whitehall and Mrs. Frank Miriam, Rutland, Vt. Funeral services will be conducted at Our Lady of Angels church by the Rev Father A. Dougher at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels cemetery. (Posted 4/17/00) Submitted by Laurie
Obit Whitehall Newspaper:
Thursday evening of last week, January 12, 1922, about 8:00 o'clock Henry D. Duncan passed away at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Duncan, Cliff Street. The cause of death was due to pneumonia and he had been confined to bed only 5 days. About three months ago he suffered a nervous breakdown and according to members of his family resulted in his death. Mr. Duncan was born in Whitehall, July 20,1872 and spent his life here. He never married. Beside his mother, he is survived by two brothers James Duncan and Charles Duncan, and six sisters, Minnie, Lillian and Inez Duncan, Mrs. Milo Hammond, Mrs. David Manell, and Mrs. Frank Mariam of Rutland Vt. There nine children the deceased was the first to pass away.
Henry D Duncan was a kind brother and was a home-living man, spending most of his time with his aged mother. He was well known for his happy disposition and no matter what he was doing or how hard his work might be he never failed to say some witticism to the passerby. he was a jovial fellow, pleasant at all times and through his genial disposition
won friends to him by the hundreds. At one time he clerked in the Hardy and Retalick grocery store when that firm kept store in what is now used as the Phillips music store. He and his brother Charles kept a store in the old Griswold building which stood near the east approach of the Saunders street bridge and which was later razed when the barge canal was built. In the store they sold candy, groceries and newspapers and in the latter mentioned articles he made numerous friends by his obliging and accommodating ways. Always willing to put himself out so the tired businessman would have his evening paper, he delivered papers any time anywhere. Through this accommodation he and his brother did a nice business. For a few years Mr. Duncan carried the mail between the post office and the railroad station and after giving this up entered the trucking business with his brother Charles and followed this pursuit until he was forced to give it up because of the nervous breakdown he suffered about three months ago. (Posted 4/17/00) Submitted by Laurie
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