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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Faulkner County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Samuel Frauenthal. As one of the most promising of Arkansas’ younger attorneys, and who has already made an excellent reputation in his profession, Mr. Frauenthal is favorably known. He was born in Louisville, Ky., in the year 1862, being the third of seven children born to Jacob and Yetta (Landan) Frauenthal, of Bavaria, Germany. The father came to this country with his parents in 1850, and settled in Louisville, Ky., where he was afterward married, and also embarked in mercantile life. Some years later he moved to Russellville, Ky., and engaged in business up to the year 1883, when he came to Conway, Ark., but he has since then given up active pursuits, and both parents live a retired life in that city. Samuel was reared in Louisville, and received his education at the Bethel College of Russellville, Ky., entering in 1874 and graduating with the class of 1880. He then commenced reading law in that city, and continued for one year, when he went to Memphis, Tenn. At that city he resumed his reading until he had attained a proficiency in the legal profession, and returned to Russellville, where he was admitted to the bar August 5, 1881. The following year he came to Conway, Ark., and entered actively upon his chosen calling in Faulkner and adjoining counties, soon establishing a reputation, which, for a young attorney, was of the most flattering nature. He now has a large clientage throughout the surrounding country, and a finely appointed office in which to transact his business, as also a good law library. He is well known in political circles, and votes with the Democratic party. Educational matters have always possessed a deep interest for Mr. Frauenthal, and at one time he was a director on the school board. He has also been a member of the town council, and was several times a delegate to the State convention. In secret societies Mr. Frauenthal belongs to Woodland Lodge No. 11, K. of P., and is Chancellor Commander in that order. In every matter relating to the development and growth of Faulkner County, he is one of the leading spirits. He is a man of keen observation, great tact and shrewdness, and bids fair to be the leading attorney of this county in the near future.

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This family biography is one of 40 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Faulkner County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Faulkner County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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