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Death of Mr. Christopher Duff

Fort Smith Elevator - January 11, 1889

Mr. Christopher Duff died near Kully Chaha, C.N. Sunday night, the 6th inst. at 9:40 p.m., after a weeks illness from pneumonia. He was in the 50th year of his age. He leaves a wife and a daughter nearly grown. Mr. Duff was a well known citizen of this country having resided in and about Fort Smith since 18?8. In 1852, when quite a youth he enlisted in the United States army as a drummer boy. He continued in the service of the government until 1868, and when mustered out at that time held the position of ordinance sergeant. During his residence in Fort Smith he was elected city marshal at three consecutive elections. He also held the office of township constable several terms. During the latter part of his life he engaged in farming. His funeral took place last Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. from the residence of Mr. Frank Rounds, at the corner of 11th and Mulberry streets. His remains were interred in the National cemetery.

Ellen Duff

Latimer County News Democrat - July 13, 1934

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. R. W. Lackey of the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Ellen Duff, who died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. D. C. Wright at Harrah Sunday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m.

Mrs. Duff was born in Sebastian county, Ark., in 1851. She was married to Christopher Duff in 1873. She had been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She is survived by two brothers, A. W. Gear and C. S. Gear, both of Heavener, and three granddaughters, Mrs. L. M. Doughty of Talihina, Mrs. D. C. Wright of Harrah, and Miss Carrie Chandler of this place. All were here to attend the funeral.

Pallbearers were L. G. Hysmith, Dr. T. L. Henry, Claud Briggs, W. E. Brown, John Huskins and D. E. Fulkerson.

Interment was in the City cemetery.