William Duncan (1898 - 1958)

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William Duncan
1898 - 1958
updated February 06, 2019
William Duncan was born in 1898. He was born to George Duncan and Mary Jane Ingram Duncan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1958 in Yall, Australia at age 60.


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Yall, Australia
Mary Jane Ingram Duncan
Yall, Australia


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William Duncan died in 1958 in Yall, Australia at age 60. He was born in 1898. He was born to George Duncan and Mary Jane Ingram Duncan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1898 - 1958 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that William Duncan was born, on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

In 1903, by the time he was merely 5 years old, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1921, by the time he was 23 years old, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1941, he was 43 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1958, in the year of William Duncan's passing, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

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Other William Duncans

William James Duncan
1884 - Nov 22, 1952
William George Duncan
Glenroy, VIC, Australia
William Wesley Duncan
Dec 12, 1909 - Mar 5, 1962
William Lee "Bill" Duncan
Nov 20, 1945 - Jul 3, 1981
Rev. William Arthur Duncan
Oct 21, 1924 - Sep 4, 1985
William David Duncan
Nov 11, 1981 - Jul 3, 1993
William Wesley Duncan
Born: Mar 10, 1956
William Kenly Duncan
Aug 23, 1931 - Apr 5, 1965
William White Duncan
around 1904 - Mar 14, 1941
William Walter Duncan
around 1920 - Feb 16, 1944
William Todd Duncan
Died: Nov 11, 1940
William Thomas Duncan
around 1884 - Mar 27, 1920
William Purvis Duncan
around 1914 - May 19, 1943
William Proctor Duncan
around 1885 - Nov 13, 1916
William Oscar Duncan
around 1890 - Apr 11, 1918
William Munro Duncan
around 1893 - Jul 15, 1918
William Maurice Duncan
around 1924 - Jul 8, 1944
William John Duncan
around 1897 - Feb 27, 1917

Other Duncans

George Duncan
Yall, Australia
Mary Jane Ingram Duncan
Yall, Australia
Donald Ewan Keit Duncan
1912 - 1958
Ballarat, Australia
Alexander Duncan
Ballarat, Australia
Jane Grant Duncan
Ballarat, Australia
Donald Robert Duncan
1907 - 1958
Cowe, Australia
William Duncan
Cowe, Australia
Annie Birchmore Duncan
Cowe, Australia
Amelia Duncan
1887 - 1958
Trar, Australia
Ing William Duncan
Trar, Australia
Emma Duncan
Trar, Australia
Kathleen Gore Duncan
1873 - 1959
Melbourne, Australia
Campbell Willi Duncan
Melbourne, Australia
Kate Gore Hodson Duncan
Melbourne, Australia
Mary Ann Duncan
1885 - 1959
Footscray, Australia
Fisher Henry J Duncan
Footscray, Australia
Elizabeth Gardiner Duncan
Footscray, Australia
Godfrey Lyndon Duncan
1909 - 1959
Park, Australia
Gordon Duncan
Park, Australia

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George Duncan
Yall, Australia
Mary Jane Ingram Duncan
Yall, Australia
Ernest Robert Murrell
1882 - 1958
Yall, Australia
James Guy Murrell
Yall, Australia
Emma Hall Murrell
Yall, Australia
John Joseph Luby
1895 - 1958
Yall, Australia
Brenda May Brew
Died: 1958
Yall, Australia
Alexander Ed Brew
Yall, Australia
William Best
1905 - 1958
Yall, Australia
Robert Hugh Robinson
1906 - 1958
Dimboola, Australia
John William Robinson
Dimboola, Australia
Maria Stevens Robinson
Dimboola, Australia
Charles Leslie Challen
1897 - 1958
Yall, Australia
Benjamin Ste Challen
Yall, Australia
Eleanor Mobbs Challen
Yall, Australia
William Anderson Allison
1899 - 1958
Yall, Australia
James Cowan Allison
Yall, Australia
Maggie Young Allison
Yall, Australia
Charles Sherry
1910 - 1958
Yall, Australia
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