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Abner P. Dufour


Abner P. Dufour, insurance solicitor and son of Perret Dufour, was born in Vevay in May, 1841. He was educated in the schools of his native town and also spent two years at Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Ind. He entered business with his grandfather, Abner Clarkson in a family grocery and bakery in 1864, and was thus employed till 1873 when he became salesman for the firm R.F. Grisard & Bro., being engaged with that firm and F.L. Grisard until 1882, when he began the insurance business, at which he is still operating. Mr. Dufour was married, in September, 1861, to Zellie C. Grisard, youngest daughter of Capt. F.L. Grisard, of Vevay, and the children born to them are Emma C., born in 1862, now the wife of W.C. Robinson; and Bettie Z., born in 1867. He is a member of Phoenix Lodge, No. 182, I.O.O.F., and secretary of the same; Naomi Encampment, and D.D.G.P. of District No. 10.