JAMES B. BRUFF
James B. Bruff, was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, May 29, 1853, and is the son of Joseph and Anna M. (Ogden) Bruff. He spent his early life on a farm in his native State, attending the academy at Damascus, and Mount Vernon College at Mount Vernon, Ohio, and graduating from the latter in 1876, with the degree of B. A. He received the degree of Master of Arts in 1881. In 1876, he began the study of law and in 1880, came to Iowa, and attended the law department of the State University of Iowa, graduating from thence in June, 1881. The following winter he came to Atlantic, and hung out his shingle. He was married to Miss Jessie H. Cortland, May 30, 1883, and they have one child - Joseph C.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 389-390.