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 William Henry Harrison “Harry” Duncan

William Henry Harrison “Harry” Duncan

Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Jul 1894 (aged 30–31)
Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Grave was originally marked with a wooden cross in the old section.
Memorial ID 5859815 · View Source
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Folk Figure. He was accused of killing St. Louis police officer James Brady at Charles Starkes' saloon at 715 North 11th Street on October 6, 1890. After a controversial trial, he was hanged at the County Court House in Clayton, Missouri. The bluegrass song "Duncan and Brady" (sometimes called "King Brady"), sung by Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others was written to commemorate this story.

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5859815
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Harrison “Harry” Duncan (1863–27 Jul 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5859815, citing Friedens Cemetery Mausoleum and Chapel, Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .