Excerpt from History of Fort Dodge and Webster County, Iowa, Vol. 2
On May II, 1859, Mr. Duncombe was married to Miss Mary A. Williams, a daughter of Major William \villiams, the patriot-pioneer of Fort Dodge. To this union seven children were born, including the following: W... illiam E.; Charles F., publisher of the Chronicle and former mayor of Fort Dodge; Mary J., wife of Senator W. S. Kenyon; Gertrude; and John A. In politics Mr. Duncombe was an in¿exible democrat, stanchly supporting the policies and activities of that party. His in¿uence was always used along the lines of reform and progress. He was a charter member of the chapter and commandery of the Masonic fraternity of this city and also attained the thirty-third degree of the Scottish Rite. Mrs. Duncombe is president of the Webster County Historical Society, an office which she is well qualified to hold, as she has been a resident Of this city since her arrival here in 1855. At present she is living at the old home, Fair Oaks. Mr. Duncombe's death occurred August 2, 1902. His interest in community affairs was that of a public-spirited citizen who recognized the opportunities for reform, progress and improve ment. And he labored to achieve what could be attained in that direction.
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