William McDuff

Since coming to Champaign from Warrensburg, Kentucky, in 1931 Mr. McDuff supported himself through "odd jobs for private families." He arrived in the heart of the Depression and says, "All I remember is work."
"I've been here 46 years," he muses. "I'm going to stay, I guess." At age 88 he is most pleased to be "just sitting here livin.'"

Source: Raymond Bial's In All My Years: Portraits of Older Blacks In Champaign-Urbana, Champaign County Historical Museum, 1983.