Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
DANIEL B. HUFFMAN is a farmer
residing two and one-half miles southeast of Fletcher, where he has four
hundred and eighty acres of choice agricultural land. Born in Pike
county, Illinois, May 13, 1864, Mr. Huffman was the son of Barney and Lucretia
(Williams) Huffman, natives of Virginia, who came to Illinois early in
life, to Washington in 1888 and are now living in Adams county.
Mr. Huffman received his schooling in his
native state, and at the age of twenty-one started in life on his own responsibility
by engaging in farming. He farmed in Illinois until 1887, then came
to Adams county and took a homestead where he now lives. This he
at once began to cultivate and improve, and in 1898 purchased three hundred
and twenty acres adjoining his homestead. He has all his land under
cultivation, well improved and well stocked with horses, cattle and hogs.
In 1892 Mr. Huffman was married to Lillie
B. Collier, daughter of James F. and Mary (Hunter) Collier, the father
a native of Wisconsin and the mother of Indiana. In early life Mr.
and Mrs. Collier settled in Illinois and remained engaged in farming in
that state until coming to Adams county in 1883, where they are now living.
Mr. and Mrs. Huffman are the parents of five
children, Wayne L., Sylven L., Mildred L., Wallace J., and Homer L.
In political affairs Mr. Huffman works and
votes for the interest of the Democratic party. He is a member of
the I. O. O. F. fraternity, and Mrs. Huffman belongs to the Christian church.