Born: December 25, 1862, Rimington, Yorkshire, England.
Died: August 16, 1941, at his home Swanside in Colne, England.
Buried: St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Gisburn, Lancashire. His gravestone bears the music of Rimington, and a plaque to his memory was placed above the doorway to the former Methodist Chapel in Stopper Lane, Lancashire.
When Duckworth was five years old, his family moved to the village of Stopper Lane, near Rimington. He had to leave school at age 12 to help in the family business. At age 20, he moved to Burnley, Lancashire, to work for a tobacconist cousin. Six years later, he returned to live at Colne, and in 18… Go to person page >