Biography of Dr. A. F. Dayhuff
Howard County, IN Biographies





A. F. DAYHUFF, M. D., was born in Orange County, Ind., in 1827. He is the son of Daniel and Rachel (Smith) Dayhuff, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania. His father was one of the pioneers of Indiana, and settled in an early day in Paoli, Orange County, where he remained until his death, which occurred January 27, 1863. His mother died in 1839, and subsequently his father married the second time. Daniel Dayhuff served as Sheriff of that county for twenty one years, after which he kept a hotel. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. The subject of this sketch was the second of a family of six children, and received a good common school education, after which he attended the State University at Bloomington, Ind. He then clerked in a mercantile store in New Albany nearly a year, but on account of his health, returned home. He began reading medicine with Dr. William Sherrod, of Paoli, remaining with him four years. Sebsequently he went to Chicago and took a full course of medicine and surgery in the Rush Medical College. In May, 1853, he came to Kokomo to obtain rest, was induced to begin practice here, and formed a partnership with Dr. James, with whom he remained about three years. He has been in active practice ever since, and has been in partnership with Drs. Savill, Richmond and Martin. He has always had a very extensive practice in the city and county; has also been one of the most extensive real estate dealers in the city, and was the originator of the Dayhuff, Sharp & Armstrong Block. He has owned valuable farming lands, but through the panic he lost a large fortune which had been accumulated by years of labor. Dr. Dayhuff is a member of the State and County Medical Societies, and of the Kokomo Academy of Medicine. He was married, November 1, 1855, to Miss Addie Frazier, of New Albany, Ind., born in Lawrence County, Ind., January 26, 1834. This union has been blessed with six children - Sallie, wife of Byron Hackett; Daniel F., now in the Pension Office at Washington, D. C.; Jessie F., Mollie P., Mattie (deceased), and Julia (deceased). Dr. Dayhuff is an active politician in the Republican ranks, and was appointed by the Government as Pension Examiner in March, 1881, in which position he is still serving. He ranks high among the enterprising and public spirited citizens of Howard County, and is an esteemed and honored gentleman.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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