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CANFIELD, William Gurnee

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William Gurnee Canfield
CANFIELD, William Gurnee. (Wichita, KS, May 25, 1915--Dubuque, IA, Jan. 20, 1978). Canfield, the son of William J. CANFIELD, Jr., organized and directed the "Bus" Canfield Dance Orchestra in the mid-1930s. He was later a part-owner of the CANFIELD HOTEL and finally the maintenance superintendent at the Dubuque Health Care Center.

(Photo and information courtesy: Stevens Orchestra Project--http:stevensorchestra.tripod.com)