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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DANIEL S. DUNCAN, superintendent of Sharpsburg water-works, was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, in 1861, a son of Warren Duncan, a prominent contract carpenter of Cleveland, Ohio. Daniel was educated in the public schools of Painesville, Ohio, and followed the machinist’s trade several years, in which he was successful, having had charge of several places. In 1886 he came to Pennsylvania, and followed a commercial life. In 1887 he took charge of Sharpsburg water works, which he has done successfully. In 1888 he married Miss Swindells, a teacher in the public school, and a daughter of William Swindells, an old resident of Sharpsburg. Mr. Duncan, in all his undertakings in life, has met with success.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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