Duncan Haywood Cameron

b. 24 April 1877, d. 2 February 1946
  • Duncan Haywood Cameron was born on 24 April 1877 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
  • Francis Hawks Cameron and Eugenia LeGrand Weaver appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at Jones Street. Other members of the household included Duncan Haywood Cameron, Francis Hawks Cameron Jr. Also in the household were two domestic servants.
  • The following appeared on 11 July 1900 in The Sun: (Raleigh, N. C., July 10) Duncan Cameron, a son of the late Gen. Francis H. Cameron, of Raleigh, left today for China, where he has been in business two years. He was called home by the death of his father at Richmond. Francis H. Cameron, his brother, is in the regular cavalry in the Philippines and expects to go to China with a battalion of his regiment.
  • The following appeared on 16 March 1905 in The Times-Dispatch: (Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., March 15) The wedding of Miss Frances Hawks Cameron, a resident of Richmond, Va., to Lieutenant Charles Burnett, Fifteenth United States cavalry, occurred at this garrison last evening at 8 o'clock, and was the social event of the season.
         Miss Cameron is the daughter of the late General Francis Hawks and Mrs. Cameron, of North Carolina and Virginia. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Herbert A. Shipman, chaplain at the West Point Military Academy, assisted by Chaplain W. W. Brander, Fifteenth cavalry, a resident of Richmond, Va. The wedding took place in the new gymnasium, which was tastefully decorated with flags, and a very beautiful chancel was formed by palms and white Easter lilies in a semi-circle. The altar was artistically lighted with many candelabra, and held two large vases of lilies, and the chancel rail was covered entirely with the same flowers, interwoven with Southern smilax. Just above the altar were draped the national standard and the regimental colors of the Fifteenth cavalry. During the arrival of the guests the Fifteenth cavalry band dispersed soft music from some hidden bower in the hall above. Trumpets announced the coming of the bridal party, which entered to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march. The ushers, brother officers of the groom, Lieutenants Clifton Norton, Victor Foster, Wiley P. Mangun, Milton G. Holliday, Arthur J. Lynch and Scott Baker, in full dress uniform, led the way, followed by two pretty little flower girls, Misses Floy Rodman Barnhardt and Dorothy Walker, who carried basket trays of rosebuds. They were followed by the bridesmaids, Misses Kathrine and Isabel Gresham, Grace Russell and Edith Hoyle, carrying immense bouquets of yellow daffodils--the cavalry color. They were gowned in dainty white lace-trimmed organdies. Miss Jean Cameron, the maid of honor, wearing a dress of silk mull and carrying a large bunch of spring violets, immediately preceded the bride, who entered on the arm of her brother, Lieutenant Francis Cameron, Fifteenth United States cavalry, and was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, Lieutenant Samuel W. Robertson, Fifteenth United States cavalry, both in full dress uniform. Lieutenant Burnett wore the handsome gold sabre presented to him in the Philippines by the members of Troop C, Fifteenth cavalry, with whom he served.
         The ceremony was the beautiful ritual of the Episcopal Church, and at its conclusion the bridal party left the chancel to the happy strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march. The company then repaired to the large hall above, where supper was served, and the bride followed the time-honored custom in the army of cutting the wedding cake with the groom's sabre, and as the event waned many toasts were drunk to the happiness of the newly-wedded couple.
         The Bride's dress was very beautiful, being of a lustrous wihit silk--the gift of her brother Duncan Haywood Cameron, of Canton, China, and she wore a veil which enveloped her entire figure and fell in graceful folds to the end of her train. Her bouquet was lilies of the valley, and a spray of orange blossoms was caught in the veil on her hair.
         Both Lieutenant and Mrs. Burnett are very popular in the Fifteenth cavalry, and they will be granted every concession so that no change can be made to take them from the garrison. They were the recipients of many handsome gifts. The wedding trip has been postponed a few weeks, owing to the recent illness of the bride. In April they will visit New York and West Point, where the Lieutenant graduated in the class of 1901.
  • He married Theodora Marshall, daughter of Mathias M. Marshall and Margaret Wingfield, on 17 October 1906 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at Christ Episcopal Church, with the bride's father, Rev. Dr. M. M. Marshall, officiating.
  • The following appeared on 17 October 1906 in The Raleigh Times: The marriage of Miss Theodora Marshall, the youngest daughter of Rev. Dr. M. M. Marshall, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, and Mr. Duncan Haywood Cameron, son of the late Gen. Francis Cameron, was solemnized at Christ Church this morning at 10:30 o'clock.
         The church was decorated with chrysanthemums and candles.
         The ushers were Messrs. Edgar Haywood, William Syme, George Little and Armistead J. Cowand.
         The organist was Mrs. Frank Hawkins of Winona, Mississippi.
         The bride's gown was of embroidered Canton crepe, and she carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
         The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. J. K. Marshall.
         Miss Susie Marshall, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore China silk and carried white chrysanthemums.
         The Best man was Lieut. Allen Rogers, a cousin of the groom.
         The ceremony was performed by Dr. Marshall, the bride's father.
         Mr. and Mrs. Cameron left this morning for their future home in Hong Kong, China, via Richmond and Cincinatti to San Francisco.
         Among the out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend the marriage were Mr. and Mrs. Sumner Butt of Portsmouth, Miss Lucy Edwards of Ridgeway, Mrs. Frances Cameron of New York and Col. and Mrs. Benehan Cameron.
  • Duncan Haywood Cameron and Theodora Marshall appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Coronado, San Diego County, California, at 815 Alameda Avenue. Other members of the household included Margaret D. Cameron and Theodora M. Cameron.
  • Duncan Haywood Cameron and Theodora Marshall appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Coronado, San Diego County, California, at 815 Alameda Avenue. Other members of the household included Margaret D. Cameron.
  • Duncan Haywood Cameron died on 2 February 1946 at age 68 in San Diego County, California.
  • His wife Theodora Marshall became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Cemetery, San Diego, California.
  • The following appeared on 4 February 1946 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: Duncan Heywood Cameron, 68, father of Mrs. Edward Patterson of Tucson, died in a Coronado, Calif., hospital Saturday. He was formerly mayor of Coronado and had been associated with the Standard Oil company of New York for 30 years.
         Mr. Cameron was born in Raleigh, N. C. He went to California in 1927 from Hong Kong, China, where he was general manager of the oil firm for many years. He was past president of the Canton chamber of commerce and was chief of the bureau of the Standard Transportation company.
         Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. Theodora Cameron, another daughter, Miss Margaret Cameron of Coronado; and two grandchildren.
  • Last Edited: 15 Feb 2014

Family: Theodora Marshall b. 25 December 1879, d. 12 August 1960