Biography of John Duddy
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN DUDDY, London, of Duddy & Duddy, dealers in dry goods, notions, etc., was born in Philadelphia Penn., February 14, 1842. He is a son of John Duddy, a native of Ireland, and a farmer by occupation. He came to Ohio when our subject was but five years of age, locating at Cincinnati, and subsequently in Logan County, Ohio, where he died about 1878. He married Alice Floyd, who died in 1850. His second marriage was to Margaret Space. Mrs. Duddy was the mother of six children, three living - two sons in Madison County and one in Indiana. Our subject early learned carriage painting, and came to London in 1864. He worked at his trade till 1867 and then went to Indiana, where he remained five years. He returned to London, and with Richard Acton, commenced the manufacture of carriages and buggies. He engaged in his present business in 1878, in company with William Kinney, and, in August, 1880, the partnership was dissolved. A brother, James, then became a full partner, and the firm of Duddy & Duddy enjoys a good, steady trade. Mr. Duddy is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Knights of Honor. He is Democratic in politics, but has never been an aspirant for office. He was married, in 1867, to Sallie Betts, a native of this county. One son was given them, Raphael C. Mrs. Duddy departed this life in May, 1874, and Mr. Duddy was again married, in June, 1876, to Mary E., daughter of Wilson Dungan. Mrs. Duddy is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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