Perry David Duff

31 May 1860–30 May 1938 (Age 78)
Liberty Township, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Perry David

When Perry David Duff was born on 31 May 1860, in Liberty Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas John Duff, was 22 and his mother, Minerva Hunsaker, was 21. He married Elizabeth H. Mueller on 10 May 1888, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 30 May 1938, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Perry David Duff
Elizabeth H. Mueller
Marriage: 10 May 1888
Thomas Perry Duff
Herman D Duff
Neal Duff

Spouse and Children

10 May 1888
Adams, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff ), Mac Duibh, and Duffy , all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Perry D Duff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Perry Duff in household of Thomas Duff, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Perry D Duff, "United States Census, 1900"

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