DAVID DUFFIELD

Farmer, Berwick Township (postoffice address, Abingdon), is one of the most popular men in his part of the county and has been repeatedly elected Assessor of his township without opposition. He was born in McHenry County, Ill., December 8, 1837, a son of N. G. and Elizabeth P. Duf-field, natives of West Virginia, and received a public school education.

His parents removed from the Old Dominion to Illinois in 1837, only a few months before his birth, and his mother died on their farm in Taylor County, Iowa, 1879, aged fifty-nine years, and his father in 1891, aged sixty-nine years. The family re­ moved from McHenry to Warren County in 1865, and thence to Iowa. David Duffield remained in Warren County and, in the year last mentioned, bought his present farm in Berwick Township, which he has since managed with much success.

He was married in McHenry County, November 5, 1868, to Lydia A. Stafford, who has borne him children as follows: Lilla E., Cyrus A., Clyde and Arlie, the last mentioned having died in 1864. Mr. Duffieid is a Democrat and wields much influ­ ence in the affairs of his township, of which he has been Assessor for twenty years, besides serving as Tax Collector and in other official positions. He is devoted to the interests of his township and county, and his public spirit impels him to aid all movements which, in his judgment, may tend to benefit any considerable class of his fellow citizens.

 

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