Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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W. A. Huff

DR. W. A. HUFF, a well known physician residing in Altamont, Labette county, Kansas, has for many years been one of the prominent men in the county. He is a skillful physician, and his patronage is large and lucrative. He was born in Breckinridge county, Kentucky, in and is a son of Lewis and Polly (Haynes) Huff.

Lewis Huff was a native of Ohio county, Kentucky, but spent his active career in Breckinridge county, in that state, where he died in 1867, at the age of sixty years. He married Polly Haynes, who was a native of Ohio county, Kentucky, and who was born in 1812. She died in 1895. They reared three sons and three daughters.

Dr. W. A. Huff received his primary education in his native county, and began the study of medicine under his brother, Dr. J. B. Huff, of Breckinridge county, Kentucky. He also took a course of lectures at the University of Kentucky, where he graduated with the class of 1869. He began the practice of his chosen profession in Hancock county, Kentucky, where he remained until 1882, and then moved to Piqua, Woodson county, Kansas, where he practiced until 1889. In that year, Dr. Huff moved to Altamont, Labette county, where he has since resided. Since his residence in Labette county, he has become very well known throughout this section, and is considered one of the best physicians in the county.

In 1867, Dr. Huff married Sarah Pate, a native of Breckinridge county, Kentucky, and their union resulted in three children, namely: Minnie (Parks), of Neosho Falls, Kansas; Elmer E., who resides in Webb City, Missouri.; and Alberta. Dr. Huff is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and of the Fraternal Aid. He is a Democrat, in politics. He was one of the first trustees of the Labette County High School, at Altamont.