William Grant Daffern1,2,3

ID# 3671, (1868 - 1931)
FatherJames Irven Daffern4,6 (abt 1833 - 15 Apr 1902)
MotherMary Jett4,5,3 (abt 1843 - 9 Nov 1915)

Key Events:

Birth: 28 Oct 1868, Indiana7,8,9
Marriage: 23 Aug 1896, Daviess Co., Indiana, Emily J. Burch (Nov 1880 - )10,11,12
Death: 16 Mar 1931, Plaineville, Daviess Co., Indiana1
Burial: 18 Mar 1931, Plaineville, Indiana1

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Narrative:

     William Grant Daffern was born on 28 Oct 1868 in Indiana.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, James Irven Daffern and Mary Jett.13 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents.6
     William married Emily J. Burch on 23 Aug 1896 in Daviess Co., Indiana.10,11,12
     William and Emily appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Steele Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, enumerated 19 Jun 1900, reporting they owned their farm. Their son Eugene was listed as living with them, as were two farm laborer, identified as boarders, James M. Gee, age 23, and John Eagle, age 16.14
     William and Emily appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Steele Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, enumerated 20 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their farm, which was mortgaged. Their children Eugene and Opal were listed as living with them, as was his mother, Mary Jett.3
     William and Emily moved to Montana between 1915 and 1920. They appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Miles, Custer Co., Montana, enumerated 19 Jan 1920, reporting that they were renting their home. Their children Eugene, Opal and Clarence were listed as living with them.15
     William and Emily returned to Indiana before 1930. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Steele Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, enumerated 14 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a farm valued at $9,000, and did not own a radio. Their children Opal and Clarence were listed as living with them.16
     He was a farmer in Indiana, and a rancher in Montana.17,18,19,20
     William died on 16 Mar 1931 in Plaineville, Daviess Co., Indiana, at age 62.1 He was buried on 18 Mar 1931 in Plaineville, Indiana.1

Children:
     Children with Emily J. Burch:

Citations

  1. [S7288] William Grant Daffern, Standard Certificate of Death.
  2. [S2322] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for William G Daffern and Emily Burch.
  3. [S3728] William G. Daffern household, 1910 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  4. [S3730] James Daffern household, 1870 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S3729] Irven Daffern household, 1880 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows him as the son of her husband.
  6. [S3729] Irven Daffern household, 1880 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  7. [S7288] William Grant Daffern, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  8. [S3730] James Daffern household, 1870 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows age 2 and state.
  9. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows month, year, age 31, and state.
  10. [S2322] "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941," Ancestry.com, record for William G Daffern and Emily Burch, shows date and county.
  11. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows married 4 years.
  12. [S3728] William G. Daffern household, 1910 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows married 13 years.
  13. [S3730] James Daffern household, 1870 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  14. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  15. [S3727] William G. Daffern household, 1920 U.S. Census, Custer Co., Montana.
  16. [S3731] William Daffern household, 1930 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  17. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows occupation as farmer.
  18. [S3728] William G. Daffern household, 1910 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows occupation as farmer.
  19. [S3727] William G. Daffern household, 1920 U.S. Census, Custer Co., Montana, shows occupation as rancher, industry as ranch.
  20. [S3731] William Daffern household, 1930 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows occupation as operator, industry as farm.
  21. [S3701] Eugene Irvin Daffern and Catherine Frances Kittinger, Marriage License and Marriage Certificate.
  22. [S2979] "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," FamilySearch.org, record for Eugene Irvin Daffern and Laverne Elizabeth Glabe, citing FHL #1939649.