this is my family. my mother is a durfee. the youngest of seven, the daughter of lloyd durfee jr and ellen ebel durfee. we live in somerset,ma. the "w. durfee" stands for willian b. durfee a wealthy man who lived in fall river at this time. hence the durfee mills and the school. specifically, william b. durfee was a clerk at the fall river gas works. he was probably with his wife and his or her brother? but dont quote me on that. if you need anymore information let me know.