Duncan Hines and His Duncan Ancestry

by Michael T. Slaughter

I was reminded recently (11-7-2015) by a Facebook posting concerning Duncan Hines cake mixes that I had traced the ancestry of Duncan Hines in 2014. As I am descended from Duncans, I wondered if Duncan Hines had any Duncan ancestry. After a quick check, I found that his mother was Eliza Cornelia Duncan. Then I traced her Duncan line until I found that she was descended from Peter Duncan, Jr. and Elizabeth “Bessie” Caldwell, just as I am. Here is a chart showing that relationship:


You can read his biography at: “Duncan Hines Bio.”

You can read his book, “Lodging for a Night,” online.


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