E. D. CANFIELD, broom manufacturer, was born in the Geneseo Valley, New York, April 17, 1837. Son of John and Mary Ann (Blair) Canfield. His parents moved to Ohio and thence to Cambridge City, Indiana, where he resided until his death. His mother afterwards moved to Minnesota where she where she resided previous to her death. The subject of this sketch received only a common education in the common schools of Indiana, and moved to Minnesota with his mother, with whom he resided until twenty-two years of age. He then came to Illinois and enlisted in the Thirty-fifth Illinois Infantry, in August, 1861, and served three years and five months. After he received his discharge he returned to Minnesota and followed farming. In 1866, he married Harriet Kelley, who was from Sangamon county, Illinois, and daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Kelley, who were residents of Sangamon county in 1873. He moved to this county where he resides, and carries on the business of growing broom corn, which consists of fifteen acres each year. His family consists of two children, Jonathan and Wellington. His first wife died in 1878, and he was a second time married to Elizabeth Rogers, who was born in Ohio. They own a small farm of twenty-five acres of land on which they reside. In politics he is Republican.