Surname: Duckworth

Biography of Harry Newton Duckworth

Harry Newton Duckworth. On the proved basis of his worth Harry N. Duckworth is one of the leading building contractors of Independence. When a young man he started out to learn the carpenter’s trade, and had been in the contracting business for a number of years, not only at Independence, but elsewhere in Kansas and in other states. Some of the finest residences in Kansas have been put up under his direction and through the organization and facilities which he had assembled. Mr. Duckworth is a native Kansan and was born on a farm 2 1/2 miles south of Howard in Elk County, March 22, 1877. His family is one that in the different generations had played its worthy part in several states. The Duckworths originally came from England and settled in Virginis in colonial times. His grandfather, Albert K. Duckworth, was a native of Indiana, and moved to Iowa soon after the territory was admitted to the Union, and was one of the pioneers of Davis County, where he had a farm and where he also served as a county official. O. L. Duckworth, father of Harry N., was born in 1841, near Greencastle, Indiana, and was about nine years of age when his parents moved out to Davis County, Iowa, where he was reared and where he married in 1864. He spent his life as a mechanic...

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Duckworth, Virginia Brock – Obituary

Virginia Brock Duckworth, 87, of Kennewick and formerly of La Grande died Aug. 28. A graveside service will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Riverview Heights Cemetery in Kennewick. Mrs. Duckworth was born May 7, 1918, to Wilbur F. and Cora Brock in Portland. She graduated from La Grande High School, and then from Emanuel School of Nursing and Hastings Business College, both in Portland. She worked as a nurse and a medical claims investigator for Blue Cross. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the Philippines, and later as a medical secretary and stenographer at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Pasco. She married Richard Scheideman, who was killed in Africa during World War II. A brief marriage and divorce from Earl Clement preceded her 38-year marriage to John Duckworth, who died in 1992. She enjoyed her family, friends, and working with animals, especially farm animals. She was an avid horsewoman with a Dr. Doolittle-like ability to talk to the animals. Survivors include nieces and nephews and other relatives. A sister, Roberta Brock Smith, died earlier. The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Sept. 3, 2005 – Published: September 2, 2005 Sumbitted by Dixie...

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Biographical Sketch of C. E. Duckworth

That the people appreciate enterprise and perseverance is shown by the success of one of our principal firms, whose name heads this sketch. They are closely identified with the business interests of this city, and carrying a complete line of general merchandise and miners supplies, are in a position to cater to the wants of their many patrons. That they do this satisfactorily is shown by the legions of friends Mr. Charles E. Duckworth possesses. He is a native of Clark County, Illinois, and in 1870, at the age of eleven with his father, came to Auburn, Baker County. Since 1871, with the exception of six years spent in farming in the valley, he has been engaged in merchandising in either Sumpter or McEwan. He has ever stood ready to contribute his share by word and act to the prosperity of the “valley,” putting its interests paramount even to his own. Fraternally he is au Odd Fellow, Woodman, Workman and Artisan. August 13th, 1880, he married Miss B. Lence, of Jonesboro. Union County,...

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Biographical Sketch of Jas. W. Duckworth

As an illustration of the progressive element of young manhood which has brought Baker county to the front, the subject of this sketch has by his live ideas, keen perception and good judgment of the opportunities within reach here entitled himself to locution. He is a native of Illinois, crossing the plains with his parents, partly by wagon, arriving at Auburn in 1870, when but eight years old. He remained on the home ranch in the valley for five years, and later spent the same length of time in Sumpter. Beginning prospecting shortly after, he in 1887 located the “North Pole” mine, which valuable property he disposed of a year later to a London syndicate. He then followed ranching for six years, but since 1894 has engaged in milling. In 1888 he married Miss Lillie Worley. of Sumpter, and has one child, a boy. He is a member of Baker Lodge No. 47, A. F. and A....

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