Image from page 426 of "History of Hendricks County, Indiana, her people, industries and institutions" (1914)
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind., B. F. Bowen & co., inc.
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study and on which he is now recognized as an authority, having beenappointed by Governor Ralston to lead a state highway commission as itssecretary. He was elected by the Indianapolis Real Estate Board tomake the address for Indianapolis in the convention at Winnipeg, Canada,in 1913, where there were seventy-five cities represented, and a correspondentfor an English newspaper gave him rating and credits over the Springfield,Ohio, representative who won the contest in which they were participating. Mr. Duffey is a native of Hendricks county, born October 24, 1879,the son of Squire Eli F. and Nancy J. Duffey, who are now residents ofPlainfield, this county. He is a grandson of Michael Duffey, who settledat Belleville, Liberty township, Hendricks county, in 1842, and whose fatherfought under Washington in the memorable revolutionary struggle to freethe American colonies. On the maternal side he is the grandson of ElamBenbow, who came from Carolina and settled in Clay township, Hendricks
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LUKE W. DUFFEY HENDRICKS COUNTY, INDIANA. 377 county, in 1S28 with his father, the latter entering a quarter section of landupon which a portion of the present town of Amo is situated. After finishing his common school education, Luke Duffey entered theCentral Normal College at Danville in the autumn of 1897. He completedthe course in law and was admitted to the Hendricks county bar August 4.1900. AVhile in attendance at the college he worked in private families forhis board and took care of the office of Brill »& Harvey for the privilege ofusing the books and getting better acquainted with the routine of work in alaw office; here he developed a definite knowledge of the statutes of descent,becoming an expert titleman and thereby developing his real estate talent.He later became interested in the real estate business and has since devotedhis energies and talents to this field exclusively. His success was assuredfrom the first. Extensive deals soon gaiifed for him a reputation tha
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