|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1847|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1924|
Los Angeles County
Co. G, Ohio 114th Inf.
William enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War when he was 15, served for three years, and then was a teacher for the rest of his life, serving as a school superintendent and as a dean at a university.
On October 29, 1862, he enlisted as a Private in Company G of the Ohio 114th Infantry Regiment. Most of the men from Company G were from Perry Co., Ohio, primarily from Pike Township, Monday Creek Township, and Jackson Township.
On July 24, 1865, he was transferred to Company D, Ohio 48th Infantry Regiment, and he was honorably discharged on September 17, 1865, at Houston, Texas.
Dyer's Compendium tells where William's regiment was during the War. William would have been with Sherman's march against Vicksburg; at Chickasaw Bayou; at the capture of Fort Hindman; in Young's Point, Lousiana. He'd have been at the Battle of Champion's Hill; at Big Black River; at the Siege of Vicksburg. He'd have participated in the Western Louisiana Campaign; been at Matagorda Bay, Texas. By Spring of 1864, William would have been on Matagorda Island, then to Alexandria, Louisiana. He'd have participated in the Red River Campaign and the Expedition to Atchafalaya. By November 1864, he'd have been at the mouth of White River in Arkansas. Then again to Morganza, and on to Kenner, Louisiana, and Barrancas, Florida, by January 1865. He'd have been part of the Campaign against Mobile, Alabama, in Spring 1865, then marched to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. From there, to Galveston, Texas.
In July 1865, William was one of many soldiers who were transferred to the 48th Ohio Veteran Battalion. The 48th was created by consolidation of three Ohio infantry regiments. In the 48th, William was assigned to Company D. The men in Company D were from Highland and Perry Counties, Ohio.
His Company assignments in both regiments suggest that William's pre-Civil War connection was to Perry Co., Ohio.
He was back in Ohio by 1870 when, at the age of 23, he was a teacher in Auglaize Township, Allen Co., Ohio. He was single and renting a room in a family home.
In 1871 he married Harriet Adeline JOHNSTON, the 18-year-old daughter of Samuel JOHNSTON and Mary KELSEY.
William and Harriet had three children: Emma O., born in 1872; Bertie, born about 1875; and Joseph J., born May 1882. Their daughter Bertie died before 1900.
William was an 1878 graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Hardin, Co., Ohio. He was a graduate of the Scientific course and a member of the university's Franklin Literary Society.
He held the following degrees: A.M., M.Ped., M.S., and B.Ped. (M.Ped. and B.Ped. are Master's and Bachelor's in Pedagogy, teaching degrees. The A.M. would be a Master of Arts. The M.S. would be a Master of Science.)
He was a faculty member at the university and served as Dean of the Normal Department from 1904 to 1909.
In 1910, William and his wife moved to Sawtelle, California, an area in west Los Angeles, and William taught in the public schools. He also served on the Draft Board in California during WW I.
In 1920, William, his wife, their daughter Emma, and their son Joe were living in Los Angeles Co., California, on East Sixth Street. They lived at 3543 East Sixth. William's son Joe lived just a few doors down with his wife (Minnie) and their daughter Margaret (age 7).
William's daughter Emma died in June 1923.
William died in September 1924, at the age of 77.
His widow died in October 1936. Their son died in April 1947.
One granddaughter survived:
Margaret (Hufford) Fortner.
Los Angeles Times, Sep. 7, 1924; page 14:
HUFFORD. William F. Hufford, 3543 East Sixth Street, formerly of Ada., O., September 6. Beloved husband of Hattie A. Hufford and father of Joe J. Hufford.
Funeral services Church of Flowers, Forest Lawn, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Funeral director, Bade A. Johnson, Whittier Boulevard.
Ada Herald, Sep. 19, 1924; page 1:
DIES AT HOME
IN LOS ANGELES
Former University Professor and Head of Public Schools Answers Call
Professor W. F. Hufford, former dean of the O.M.U. Normal School, and resident of Los Angeles since 1910, passed away at his home 3543 E. 6th St., on September 6, after five months serious illness with heart trouble. He was 77 years of age.
Frank Hufford, as he was generally known in Hardin and Allen counties, taught and was engaged in educational work for more than 50 years, beginning his career as a teacher in Allen county at the close of the Civil War. He was superintendent of the Ada union schools and distinguished himself in building up a strong department of education in the University here. He was known and loved by thousands of former students. He was a man of strong character, a tireless worker, and forgetful of himself in his efforts to [unreadable].
Mr. Hufford was born in Hocking county, Ohio, in August 1846 <sic>. He had a splendid war record, enlisting at the age of 15 and serving for 34 months.
In 1910, wishing to retire from the strenuous work in the Normal college, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, and there taught for several years in the public schools. He also served as a member of the Draft Board in that state during the late war.
Surviving are his wife, Hattie A. Hufford, and one son, Joe, who resided nearby with his wife and little daughter Margaret. N. D. Johnson of Los Angeles and C. W. Johnson of Harrod, brothers-in-law, will mourn his passing as that of a brother.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Flowers, on Sept. 9, conducted by his pastor, Dr. E. E. Holmes of the First M.E. church. Interment at Forest Lawn.
DOB: July 26, 1847 - Ohio
DOD: September 6, 1924
77 years, 1 month, 10 days
Spouse: Hattie A. Hufford (informant)
Father: Solomon Hufford/unknown birthplace
Address: 3543 E. 6th Street, Los Angeles
13 years at this address; 14 years in CA.
Male, Caucasian, Married
Cause of death: Mitral Insufficiency, myocarditis
Burial: Forest Lawn Glendale
California, Los Angeles Co., Los Angeles
ED 261; Sheet 5-B; Line 92; Jan. 6th.
Living at 3543 E. 6th St.
Hufford, F. William; 72; b. Ohio.
Living with wife Hattie and daughter Emma.
Ohio, Hardin Co., Ada
E.D. 110; Sheet 8-A; Line 24; May 23rd.
Living at 236 N. Main St.
Hufford, William F.; 63; 1st m.; m. 38 yrs; college teacher.
Living with wife Harriet and daughter Emma.
Ohio, Hardin Co., Liberty Twp., Ada
E.D. 95; Sheet 15-B; Line 52; June 9th.
Living on Main Street.
Hufford, William F.; b. July 1846; 54; m. 29 yrs; Teaching - Mathema.
Living with wife Hattie and son Joseph.
1890 Veterans census:
Ohio, Hardin Co., Liberty Twp.
Page 1; Line 1; June 1890.
William was the enumerator for the district.
William F. Hufford; Private; G Co.; 114 Regt.; Ohio Vol. Inf.; enlisted Oct 29, 1862; discharged (two dates) July 24, 1865, & Sept. 19, 1865; (notation about "transferred"); served 2 yrs, 10 months, 20 days.
Ohio, Hardin Co., Liberty Twp., Ada
E.D. 101; Page 59; Line 11; June 23rd.
Hufford, W.F.; 33; teacher.
Living with wife Harriet (27), daughters Emma and Bertie (7 & 5), brother-in-law Charles (23, a school teacher), and a household servant named Bell Poling (29).
Ohio, Allen Co., Auglaize Twp.
Page 25; Line 36; July 1st.
Huffert, Frank W.; 23, teacher; b. Ohio.
Living in household of John & Matilda Sherick.
NOTE: Who William's father was remains a mystery. According to William's death record, his father was Solomon Hufford. A possible match is Solomon HUFFORD (1825-1887, son of Daniel, who was son of Casper, who was son of Christian). If Solomon was William's father, it means that Solomon must have had an early first marriage with a wife who died soon after William was born. Solomon's burial site is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Tama Co., Iowa: Solomon Hufford
Harriet Adeline Johnston Hufford (1853 - 1936)
Emma O. Hufford (1872 - 1923)*
Joseph Johnston Hufford (1882 - 1947)*
Company G 114th Ohio Infantry
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
Plot: section K, lot 152, space 1
Maintained by: AMB
Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Oct 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9623565