Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ardilara (Scott) Duncan (1854-1906)


Died; at her home near Spring Creek Phelps county, April 3, 1906. Mrs. Ardilara, widow of the late John R. Duncan aged 51 years 7 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Warren county Tennessee Aug, 31st, 1854, her maiden name was Scott, and she was married to John R. Duncan at Bloodland September 19th, 1872 and became step-mother to three children and mother of eight children, three have passed on before with one step-daughter, Mrs. Elmer Duncan, five children survive her. Mrs. Duncan was a true mother and grandmother several of whom she cared for so faithfully. May God in mercy comfort the bereaved ones so suddenly deprived of a mothers love and care. Some months ago she was partially paralyzed, and on Tuesday, morning at 11 she received a second stroke and passed away the same evening at five o’clock p.m. ---J.J. Watts

The Pulaski County Democrat
Waynesville, Missouri
20 April, 1906
Page 4
Transcribed by Laura (Abernathy) Huffman

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