J.H. Huff was for twelve years the genial proprietor of the Clyde House, (now the Commercial). He was a prominent citizen and came to Clyde in 1871. He served several times as marshal and on the board of council. He ran for sheriff in 1882, and was defeated by Dan Wilson. Two years subsequently ran again and was defeated by Ed Marshall. Mr. Huff was an old soldier and spent eighteen months in the Andersonville prison. He died at his home in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, February 11, 1894. His remains were brought to Clyde for burial where he had a son and two daughters resting in Mt. Hope cemetery.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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