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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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Robert L. Darrow, a well-known real estate and loan broker of Kirksville, was born in Adair County, Mo., June 24, 1859, and is the son of Seth and Susan M. (Willis) Darrow, both worthy people of Ohio and Illinois, respectively. They removed to Missouri in 1853, at which time a location was chosen in Adair County. Robert L. was brought up in this county, passing his youth in an uneventful manner until fitted to attend the State Normal School at Kirksville, where he pursued a thorough course of instruction. Upon leaving that institution he became engaged in teaching in the district schools of the county. In 1883 he was appointed deputy county collector, the duties of which position he is still discharging. Politically he is a Republican. September 14, 1879, Mr. Darrow was married to Miss Minnie Dye, a daughter of William and Susan Dye, nee Cameron; her birth occurred in Hancock County, Ill., November 13, 1862. One child has blessed this union, Blanche. Mr. Darrow is a member and secretary of Milton Lodge, No. 103, A. O. U. W., and also an official member of the I. O. O. F. Himself and wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and are of recognized worth throughout the community.

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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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