Merced Sun Star [Merced, CA]
August 8, 1966, page 13.

Daughter of C. H. Huffman Dies in S.F.

The death of Mrs. Laura Caroline (Cad) Griffith occurred Aug. 4 at Notre Dame Hospital in San Francisco just before her 95th birthday. Private services were held in the chapel at Cypress Lawn Cemetery at Colma on Friday.

Mrs. Griffith, whose brother is Walton Huffman of East Olive Ave., was one of the pioneer Huffmans of Merced County. She was a daughter of C. H. Huffman of Merced, who established the first irrigation system in the county.

She dedicated the earthen dam at Yosemite Lake when she was a young girl.

The Huffman family came to Merced from Modesto when Mrs. Griffith was six months old. Later the family lived in the Huffman mansion which occupied the site presently the C. Ray Robinson home on M Street and Bear Creek Drive. The old home burned to the ground some 30 years ago.

The fountain at Applegate Park was given by C. H. Huffman to the city and was named for his wife, Laura. It was moved from its original site at the Southern Pacific Depot to the park by Huffman's son, Walton Huffman.

Surviving of the 10 Huffman children are Walton Huffman of Merced and Mrs. Mercedes Nelson of Carmel.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone