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Elizabeth (Comp) Hufferd


Elizabeth (Comp) Hufferd (1823-1904) was born on June 20, 1823 in Somerset County, PA, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Sturtz) Comp Sr.

On March 16, 1846, in Frederick County, MD, she wedded Solomon Powell Hufferd (Sept. 5, 1824-1875) -- also spelled "Hufford" -- a native of Frederick County.

The couple established a home in Bedford County and were the parents of John A. Hufferd, Jacob Adam Hufferd and Mary Elizabeth Diehl. Sadly, son Jacob died at the age of four years, nine months and 21 days on Jan. 30, 1860 and was buried in Dry Ridge Cemetery, today known as Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

They were members of the Lutheran Church and, said the Bedford Gazette, she "was respected by all who knew her."

Sadly, at the age of 50, Solomon died on Feb. 10, 1875 in Bedford County. His remains were placed into rest in Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Elizabeth survived as a widow for another nearly three decades. She spent her final years in Willow Grove, PA, where she died on Feb. 3, 1904 at the age of 80. A lengthy obituary appeared in the Gazette.


~ Son John A. Hufferd ~

Son John A. Hufford (1849-1923) was born on Jan. 6, 1849 in Bedford County.

He wedded Anna Elizabeth Turner (Jan. 14, 1853-1923), daughter of Andrew and Ann Maria (Hillegass) Turner.

They were the parents of Oran Osceola Hufford and Arter Ellis Hufferd.

Circa 1904, their home was in Snake Spring Township.

In his final years, John suffered from an ulcer in his intestine which ruptured, leading to an acute infection of peritonitis. On Oct. 9, 1923, at the age of 74, John succumbed in Manns Choice, Bedford County.

Anna Elizabeth was burdened with an enlarged spleen and contracted typhoid fever and followed her spouse to the grave just six days later, on Oct. 15, 1923. Burial was in Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

Son (?) Oran Osceola Hufford (1877- ? ) was born in 1877.

Son Arter Ellis Hufferd (1884-1965) was born on Nov. 5, 1884 in Bedford Township. In about 1913, he was united in holy wedlock with Cecelia Myrtle Walters (Aug. 6, 1888-1965), daughter of Simon and Ruie (Daugherty) Watters. They dwelled in Manns Choice for many years. Sadly, Arter and Cecelia died the same year. Having suffered a heart attack, he was cut away by the Angel of Death on March 29, 1965. Then sricken with colitis and nutritional anemia, she passed on June 23, 1965 at age 76. They are in repose together at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Manns Choice.


~ Daughter Mary Elizabeth (Hufford) Diehl ~

Daughter Mary Elizabeth Hufford (1862-1949) was born on April 18, 1862 in New Buena Vista, Bedford County.

She married Isaac C. Diehl (April 11, 1859-1922), son of Michael H. "Mickey" and Eva (Imler) Diehl of Bedford Township.

They were farmers and dwelled in rural Bedford Township in 1904-1922.

Isaac was felled by a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63 and succumbed on July 17, 1922. Ada Diehl of Bedford signed the official Pennsylvania certificate of death.

Mary lived for another 27 years. She contracted heart disease and passed away in Bedford County, just six days after her 87th birthday, on April 19, 1949. Interment was in St. James Lutheran Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Bedford. Bryan Hillegass was the informant for the death certificate.


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