E. H. Huff is well known in business circles of Bartlesville as a successful contractor, engaged in road construction work, and owing to his thorough knowledge of his chosen occupation and his reliable and progressive business methods, success has attended his efforts. A native of Missouri, he was born November 11, 1897, and in 1900 was taken to Oklahoma by his parents, J. W. and Bessie (Williamson) Huff, who are also natives of that state. For many years the father followed contracting in the oil fields of this state but he is now living retired in Bartlesville and the mother also survives.
In the acquirement of an education E. H. Huff attended the public schools of Bartlesville and Kendall College at Tulsa, after which he became a student in the Bartlesville Business College, from which he was graduated in 1917. He then entered the cigar and confectionery business but later disposed of his store and for a time was identified with oil interests, abandoning that line of activity to engage in contracting. He is now at the head of the Huff Construction Company and is doing road construction work for the state, being most thorough and conscientious in the execution of contracts and rendering excellent service to the common-wealth.
On the 22d of September, 1917, Mr. Huff was united in marriage to Miss Viola Tayrien, a daughter of Andrew J. and Fannie Tayrien, members of one of the oldest and most prominent families in the state. Mrs. Huff is a native of Oklahoma, her birth having occurred in Osage County, west of Bartlesville, and by her marriage she has become the mother of a daughter, Betty May. The family reside in a beautiful home at No. 521 East Eighth street. Mr. Huff’s fraternal connections are with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a progressive and capable young business man, who displays sound judgment, energy and determination in the conduct of his interests, and judging from what he has already accomplished his future will be well worth the watching, while his personal qualities are such as make for popularity.