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Earl Austin Duff, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1894
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1960
Roslyn
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Eldest child of Thomas Duff and Caroline Austin, he became a draftsman and architect getting started in his father's building business.
He then became an architect at the James D. Morrisey construction company and became friend of owner James D. Morrisey. He designed Mr. Morrisey's private home, and he also did a lot of the planning work on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, of which the Morrisey Company had a construction contract. When the Turnpike was completed in the early 1950's he took his family on a trip from one end to the other.
He moved to various homes in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, but spent 12 years living in Ocean City New Jersey.
Many people thought he looked like Harry S Truman in his later years.
At the end of his life he had glaucoma leaving him blind. He quickly learned braille, and Mr. Morrisey kept him on staff as an architect in spite of his blindness.
He died at the home of his daughter Claire Duff Taylor in Roslyn , Pa.
He had four children - Earl Jr., Martin, Claire, Caroline, and Lois.
Officiating at his funeral was a nephew Henry F. Kulp of Altoona , Pa. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Duff (1870 - 1961)
  Caroline Garwood Austin Duff (1873 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Siner Buehler Duff (1895 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Earl Austin Duff (1914 - 1994)*
  Martin Emmet Duff (1921 - 1983)*
  Caroline G. Duff (1925 - 1925)*
  Claire Joyce Duff Taylor May (1926 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Earl Austin Duff (1894 - 1960)
  Edna M. Duff Platt (1898 - 1982)*
  Thomas Edmund Duff (1901 - 1989)*
  Caroline G. Duff Williamson (1904 - 1987)*
  Hattie I Duff Conover (1906 - 1998)*
  John Carson Duff (1911 - 1977)*
  Lillian P. Duff Oleksyn (1914 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
DUFF
BABY CAROLINE 1925
1896 LILLIAN S. 1953
1894 EARL A. 1960
1918 MARTIN E. 1983
 
Burial:
Westminster Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Riverview; Lot 646
 
Maintained by: Earl Austin Duff III
Originally Created by: William Nees
Record added: Sep 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41557604
Earl Austin Duff, Sr
Added by: Earl Austin Duff III
 
Earl Austin Duff, Sr
Added by: Earl Austin Duff III
 
Earl Austin Duff, Sr
Added by: Earl Austin Duff III
 
 
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