The mystery of Ida Duncan Yelvington was solved just over 20 years ago. Ida married into my Duncan family – married Francis Duncan, adopted son of Thomas Cation Duncan. Francis died shortly after their marriage. So Ida is a bit on the fringe for me, but they had moved to San Diego where my family lived. So I was curious about what happened to her. Actually it’s a fascinating story, just not close to me (I wrote more about it here.) So I asked Mom about Ida, any idea what happened to her. No, Mom didn’t remember anything. Finally I found a second marriage for Ida – to Calvin Yelvington. I shouted to Mom ‘I found her!’ To which Mom replied, ‘Oh, I knew Ida Yelvington.’ Sigh. But that’s how our memories work. I understand that more now that I’m older. I think I just remembered her maiden name – Utley.