Apr. 16, 1830 North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority Lincolnshire, England
Jan. 21, 1905 Red Cloud Webster County Nebraska, USA
Unknown Paper, Red Coud, 1905
Geo. Ducker Sr. Born April 16 1830 at Burnham England Died, Jan. 21 1905 at Red Cloud Neb. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. at the M.E. church Red Cloud. The remains accompanied by his son Bert Ducker and a nephew Dr. Beck were taken to Rose Hill Cemetery seven miles north of Chicago for interment. There will be a funeral ceremony at Chicago under the auspices of the Marshall Field Co. Mr. D. having been in the employ of the company continuously for 20 years before coming to Kansas. At Jolliet two nephews Geo. and James Ducker, merchants of that place, accompanied the funeral party on to Chicago. At the age of 27 Mr. Ducker came to America, shortly after his arrival he was engaged as clerk in the big wholesale house of Patter Palmer (now Marshall Field Co.) where he served 20 years being one of the firms foremost men when resigning 22 years ago on account of failing health. He then came to Smith county Kansas locating 9 miles north of where Lebanon now stands buying three quarter sections of land from Wesley Bozarth. He engaged extensively in farming and cattle raising. He lived on his farm until the past eight months when he moved to Red Cloud, Neb. Mr. D. was not thought seriously ill up to the time he died. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of death. The deceased leaves only two sons Bert of Los Angeles Cal. and Geo. V. Ducker of this place. His wife Having preceeded him some 28 years ago. Mr. Ducker will be greatly missed by a host of friends.