May 2, 1894
From the Nashville Banner, May 2, 1894, Microfilm #133
Mrs. Ann E. Duncan died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Wm H. Bumpass, No. 715 Woodland street, yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She was born in Sumner County, Tenn. January 12, 1824, and was the daughter of Col. B. R. Rutherford. At the age of 18 she married to Henry J. Duncan, of Franklin, Ky., and upon a farm in Simpson County, Ky., was established their happy and hospitable home. Since the death of her husband Mrs. Duncan has resided for a good part of the time in Nashville with Mr. and Mrs. Bumpass, where all that love could suggest was done to make her comfortable. For several years before her death she was a sufferer, and a period of protracted illness was closed yesterday by her peaceful death. Thus has ended upon earth a long and useful life, a life fruitful of good, a life full of the sweet and tender graces of true womanliness, and crowned by the beauty of a blessed motherhood. It was her good fortune to be the mother of nine children who lived to be a comfort and a blessing to her and in her old age, a cheerful and happy old age which suffering could not rob of its zest, she enjoyed the constant ministrations of these children. Her friends, who were many and fond, will never forget the gentleness and sweetness of her last years, the culmination of a noble life made luminous by an unswerving Christian faith.
The funeral services will be conducted in Tulip-street Church this afternoon at 3 o'clock and the body will be interred in Mt. Olivet.