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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Adair County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Dr. G. A. Goben, was born in Livingston County, Mo., April 7, 1844. He was reared and educated in that county, and graduated in medicine at the Kentucky School of Medicine, at Louisville, also graduating from the Bellevue Medical College of New York City. He practiced in his native county previous to locating in Daviess County, Mo., where he continued about nine years, and spent a year in Texas. Since January, 1880, he has been permanently located in Kirksville. He is a member of the Pension Board and of the State Board of Health, besides his membership in the American and State Medical Societies. In 1885 he was made president of the Grand River Medical Association. He was elected mayor at Kirksville. His marriage occurred May 20, 1873, to Ora B., a daughter of Elder Rozelle, who is the minister of the Methodist Church. As to the ancestry of our subject, the father was a native of Jefferson County, Ky., born in 1810. He grew to manhood there, and married Catherine Crist. About 1832 or 1833 the paternal grandfather, William, immigrated to Ray County, Mo., but soon after entered land in Livingston County, Mo. Goben’s Ford takes its name from the family. The parents are still living in that county, and have reared a large family of nine children.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Adair County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Adair County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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