|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1866|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1924|
SUDDEN DEATH SHOCKS COMMUNITY
E. H. Duncan succumbs to Black Small Pox after illness of short duration.
The people in this community were shocked last Monday morning, November 17, when they heard that E.H. Duncan had died at his house in Leon township. His death was due to black smallpox of a most virulent type. It is generally suspected that Mrs. Duncan's son Theodore, died from the same disease in St. Paul on October 29. The physician in charge of Theodore's case pronounced his ailment black measles and his mother was with him when he died. A few days after Theodore's funeral, which was strictly private, Mrs. Duncan was taken sick and Dr. Hankee who was called to see her suspected it to be a case of smallpox although the symptoms were those of La Grippe. A few days later a son, Gifford, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Duncan, were taken sick, and Dr. Hankee was convinced that they had black smallpox and vaccinated the rest of the family.
His diagnosis was confirmed by a physician from the State Board of Health, of St. Paul, whom he had called. Mr. Duncan's vaccination was the only one that didn't react and he was taken sick. His illness was of short duration, only about 36 hours.
Edward Howard Duncan was born in Minneapolis on October 31, 1866. When seven years old he went with his parents to South Dakota where they resided for a number of years and then returned to Minneapolis. On November 14, 1891, he was married to Miss Lillian B. Strike and in 1896 came to Leon township where they settled on the farm.
Mr Duncan is survived by his wife, seven sons, and one daughter. The sons are William, Edgar, Howard, Arthur, Samuel, Gifford and John, and the daughter is Mrs. William Elchuck, Minneapolis. He is also survived by his aged parents, Capt. and Mrs. William Duncan.
On Monday evening the body was consigned to the grave. The burial service was read by Rev. B. E. Everett. The funeral was private.
In their double bereavement the afflicted family have the sympathy of this entire community.
William Duncan (1840 - 1925)
Lucy H Harwood Duncan (1842 - 1925)
Lillian Belle Strike Duncan (1870 - 1949)*
Edna H Duncan (1892 - 1893)*
William Edward Duncan (1893 - 1936)*
Edgar David Duncan (1895 - 1962)*
Howard L Duncan (1896 - 1973)*
Arthur Clarence Duncan (1898 - 1964)*
Theodore R. Duncan (1899 - 1924)*
Samuel A Duncan (1900 - 1964)*
Gifford Harwood Duncan (1902 - 1980)*
Lucy Lillian Duncan Elchuk (1903 - 1996)*
Robert Duncan (1904 - 1906)*
Enid C. Duncan (1907 - 1908)*
John Raymond Duncan (1909 - 1926)*
Cannon Falls Community Cemetery
Created by: Jackie Couch
Record added: Nov 12, 2005
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