Ottawa, Illinois  The county seat of LaSalle County. State census of 1925 11,542
Duncan & Perkins Druggists Ottawa Ill. {small}
Wm. D. Duncan Ottawa Ill.  {conical}

The Era Druggists Directory Of The
United States,  Canada, Cuba, Porto Rico, Manila and
Hawaiian Islands
18th Edition 1916
OTTAWA, La Sale Co. 9,535
Duncan, Wm. D.
Gapen & Son, T.E.
Graham, Wm. J.
Heiberg, Axel
Kneusal, FRank
Lutz, Carl J.
Mick, Carl F.
Weiss, G.W.
Ottawa {t6}
Duncan Drug Co. Inc.
Phones 123 & 134
{etched} {T1}  C185L4-20
Mr. Bergseng:

Yes, there was a Duncans Drug Store in Ottawa.  My father-in-law
(now deceased) owned Press Drugs in Ottawa and both were
here, I believe, when I moved here in 1961.

Boyd Palmer
Executive Director
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
633 LaSalle Street, Suite 401, Ottawa
Per Boyd Re Mr. Duncan’s information

"History of La Salle County, Illinois" by U.J. Hoffman; pub. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1906, 1177 pgs. (LH5450, HeritageQuest
images 4/2007; FHL film 825,502 and 934,997 item 3)
"Running title: Past and present of La Salle County"
Pg.247-248: WILLIAM D. DUNCAN, proprietor of a well equipped drug store at No.717 La Salle street, Ottawa, began business here
in 1892 and as the years have passed has gained a foremost place among the representative merchants of the city. He is one of
La Salle county's native sons, having been born within its borders in 1859. His father, James Duncan, is yet a resident of La Salle,
while his brother, John H. Duncan, is a shoe merchant of that city. The father has been a resident of the county for a half century or
more and is one of the representative pioneer residents of this part of the state, who has stood for improvement and progress in
all lines relating to the general welfare.
William D. Duncan left school at the early age of nine years and began earning his own livelihood in the employ of Dr. Francis Bry, of
La Salle. He afterward took up the study of medicine under the Doctor's direction, ... Subsequently he entered the drug store of Leo
Loefler and afterward was employed by W.B. Hummer, thus gaining broad practical experience in the trade. He began business on
his own account as a member of the firm of Hummer & Duncan, a relation that was maintained for three years. He afterward ... he
began business on his own account on La Salle street in 1892 as a member of the firm of Duncan & Perkins. This relation was
continued until September, 1900, when Mr. Perkins died and since January, 1901, Mr. Duncan has been sole proprietor of the
business. ... He prepares a remedy known as Duncan's 32 Calibre for colds, neuralgia, headache and la grippe. This remedy is well
known throughout the county and has become a household word. It is manufactured exclusively by Mr. Duncan, who receives
orders also from other states and for other supplies and remedies. His daughter, Jennie, is an assistant pharmacist.
Mr. Duncan was married in Peru, Illinois, to Miss Maggie Schulte, of that town. Her father, Fred Schulte, was an early resident of
Peru and was engaged in the hotel business there when it was a small place. Their daughter, Jennie, attended the Northwestern
College of Pharmacy in order to perfect herself in a work with which she had already become familiar and she has passed the
registered examination. In politics Mr. Duncan is a republican ... Knights of Phythias lodge and other fraternal organizations. ...

Stephanie Robinson

Office Coordinator

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

633 LaSalle St  Suite 401

Ottawa, IL  61350

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Duncan & Perkins Druggists
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