DUFF, William
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DUFF, WILLIAM L., M. D., was born in Huntingdon county, Pa., October 10, 1844. He is a son of John and Barbara (Randolph) Duff, of that county. They were farmers by occupation, and of Scotch-Irish descent. William L. was the youngest of their seven children. Jonathan, the eldest, was an attorney-at-law, located in Illinois, and was judge of the Livingston county court for eight years; died in 1881, a prominent man. Edmund, another brother, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1861, located in Huntingdon county, and died in the fall of the same year. There were three sisters: Mary A., who married Armstrong Campbell, both died in Illinois, where they resided for more than thirty years; Mrs. Dr. Stewart, of Iowa, and Mrs. Black, of Huntingdon county; and Mordecai, farmer, of Stone Valley, Huningdon county, Pa. The father died in 1894, at the age of eighty-six years, and the mother died in 1884, aged seventy-eight years. William L. was reared in his native county. He received his education in the Pine Grove Seminary, Centre county, Pa., and the Stone Valley Academy. He clerked in a store for one year. He read medicine under Dr. Matthew Miller, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1868. He began the practice of medicine at Stone Valley. In 1874 he graduated from the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1880 he came to Harrisburg, where he has since practiced. He conducts a general practice, and is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society. He has served as examining physician for insurance companies. He is Democratic in his political views and is a member of the Masonic order. The doctor was married in February, 1868, to Miss Tillie Miller, daughter of Dr. Matthew Miller, of his native county. They have three children, namely: Mabel E., wife of John P. McPherran, son of Dr. McPherran, of Spruce Creek, Huntingdon county, Pa.; Edmund L., graduate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore; and Grace B., who lives with her father. Dr. Duff is a member of the M. E. church. He is district steward in this church, and also financial steward.


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For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcription

5 Nov 2000

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