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Ella Sophia (Blythe) Duffy
(1858- ? )

Ella Sophia (Blythe) Duffy was born in 1858 in Henry County, OH, the daughter of Henry and Isabelle (Van Horn) Blythe. She was named for her maternal grandmother, Sophia (Minard) Van Horn.

She married Frederick Duffy (1858- ? ) at age 19 on Sept. 29, 1878 in Henry County. He was a native of Akron, OH, and the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Frisby) Duffy. They had least four children -- Blanche Duffy, Perry Ray Duffy, Alta M. Ross, Edith Hefflinger and Orwanda Duffy.

The Duffys made their home for decades in Harrison Township, Henry County, OH. The 1910 and 1920 censuses show them living in Napoleon, on Yeager Street, with Frederick's occupation as a driver for a grocery (1910) and laborer in a seed house (1920). 

Their home was a 419 Filmore in Napoleon.

Ella is said to have died in Wayne County, MI. The details are not yet known.

Fred passed away on March 20, 1945 in Napoleon, Henry County, at the age of 88 years. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Napoleon, Ohio, 1920s

~ Daughter Blanche Duffy ~

Daughter Blanche Duffy (1880- ? ) was born in August 1880 in Henry County, OH. Nothing more is known.

~ Son Perry Ray Duffy ~

Son Perry Ray Duffy (1882- ? ) was born on Nov. 1, 1882 near Napoleon. As a young man, he was a farmer and lived in Flatrock Township, Henry County. He married Nellie Hefflinger (1885- ? ), the daughter of John and Columbia (Riggs) Hefflinger, on Nov. 2, 1902. They had at least one son, Perry E. Duffy. 

Their son Perry E. Duffy (1907- ? ) was born on Feb. 8, 1907, in Napoleon, Henry County. He married Lois A. Schumaker (1907- ? ), daughter of George and Minnie (Clements) Schumaker. The nuptials were solemnized on June 18, 1931. At the time, he was employed as a salesman, and made his home in Toledo, OH. 

~ Daughter Edith (Duffy) Hefflinger ~

Daughter Edith Duffy (1884- ? ) was born on Feb. 25, 1884 in Henry County, OH. On Dec. 27, 1903, when she was age 19, she married 22-year-old Robert Hefflinger, the son of John and Columbia (Riggs) Hefflinger of Henry County. 

Robert was a farmer. 

He died of stomach cancer at the age of 64 on Sept. 30, 1944, in Liberty Center, Henry County. His death certificate lists his wife as "Bertha," not "Edith," so this needs to be checked. Burial was in the Hoy Cemetery in or near Napoleon.

~ Daughter Alta (Duffy) Ross ~

Daughter Alta M. Duffy (1890- ? ) was born on Feb. 20, 1890 in Henry County, OH. 

She married Roy Ross (1889- ? ), the son of Grant and Catharine (Laws) Ross, when she was age 20, and he 21. The wedding occurred on Aug. 21, 1910. 

At the time of marriage, Roy was employed as a railroad brakeman. 

~ Daughter Orwanda Duffy ~

Daughter Orwanda Duffy (1896- ? ) was born in 1896 in Henry County, OH. Nothing more is known.

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