Clifford John Huyck was born Dec. 25, 1873 in Exeter, New York to Robert L. and Margaret (Warner) Huyck. He studied medicine at New York Homeopathic College and Flower Hospital, New York City, and was an 1896 graduate of Cleveland University of Medicine and Surgery. A handwritten letter found in (Town Records of Hancock, New Hampshire), shows that on July 3, 1897, Dr. Huyck was appointed a health officer for the town of Hancock, and took the oath of the office that day. It was a three year appointment. That same year, on November 10th, Clifford married Elnora Parintha Pangburn, in Palermo, New York. The young couple lived in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire in June of 1900, where, in August of that year, a daughter, Freeda Elnora, was born.