Charles P. Duff was born in Baltimore, Maryland, April
6, 1864. He spent his boyhood in Springfield, Ill., however, his
parents removing to that town when the young Charles was still a babe
He received his education in the Springfield
public schools, but had to quit books for work when only
fourteen. He secured employment in a furniture store, in which
business he has ever since been.
In his twenty-third year Mr. Duff moved to
Arkansas City, Kas., where he went into the furniture business for
himself. He did very well, and it was while in Arkansas City
that he associated himself with Mr. Repp, his present partner.
In 1896 Mr. Duff came to Kansas City.
He became a stockholder in the time-honored J. H. North Furniture
Company, and was elected vice-president.
In 1900 the J. H. North Furniture Company
ceased to be, and in its place sprang up the firm of Duff & Repp,
which has ever since been a leader in its line.
Mr. Duff is a married man, the father of two
children, a son and a daughter. He is a member of the Commercial
Club, and director in the Kansas City Athletic Club.