DUNCAN, Dauphin L., son of William and Elmina (Stehley) Duncan, was born in Harrisburg, January 7, 1842; was educated at the Harrisburg Academy; married Elizabeth Frances Haney; succeeded his father, William Duncan, in the tobacco business; was also custodian of the United States Court and Postoffice building for four years and, with the exception of a year, as clerk in quartermaster's department, at Memphis, Tenn., during the Civil war, spent his whole life in Harrisburg, where he died, March 23, 1894, leaving four children: Charlotte L., William D., Elmina S., and Elizabeth F. William D., only son of Dauphin L., was educated at the public schools and Business College at Harrisburg, and spent one year on the Nautical Schoolship "Saratoga," during part of which time he made a cruise to England, Portugal and Gibraltar. After the death of his father he assumed the tobacco business, which has been conducted successively by his grandfather, father and now by himself, over forty years, at the corner of Third and Walnut streets, Harrisburg. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. J. X. Quigley, and has an infant daughter. In politics he is a staunch Democrat; is a member of B. P. O. Elks, and is recognized as a prominent young business man.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 Feb. 2001
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