| || Notes for Rev. Charles Haven Duncan:|
Charles was born in Fountain Springs, PA, son of Martha Purnell and Haven Ellsworth Duncan and grew up in Ashland, PA, at the address of 123 Chestnut Street.After graduating from Susquehanna University with a BA he married Linda Kilbourne, whom he met at Susquehanna,and they moved to Boston where he received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from Boston University School of Theology.
As a student he served as minister of the Revere, (MA) Methodist Church, and upon graduation was minister of Clermont (IN) Methodist Church (1960-61), East Haddam (CT) Congregational Church, (1962-67), The Community Church in Long Beach, CA, (1967-68), Norwell (MA) Methodist Church (1969) and Eastford (CT) Congregational Church (1969-76)While in Eastford he served as a permanent substitute teacher in Killingly High School in Danielson, CT, and attended Trinity College where he completed course work enabling him to receive certification to teach English and mathematics at the secondary level.
He and Linda were divorced in July of 1975, and he moved to Danielson, where he remarried Carlyn Wegner Hopkins. He became a full time teacher and served also as part-time minister of the Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, CT. At the time of his deathhe was pastor of the Mohegan Congregational Church in Uncasville, CT and the Goshen Congregational Church, Montville, CT.He died in 1981 of a coronary at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT, at the age of 47.
Charles enjoyed fly fishing, writing and playing the piano.