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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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W. C. Crawford is one of Brashear’s energetic and enterprising young business men, and was born in Warren County, Ind., in 1861, remaining there until 1881, when he located at Edina, Knox Co., Mo., where for a short time he acted as operator in the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railroad office, and in 1883 embarked in the lumber and undertaker’s supply trade at Brashear. In 1886 he married Anna E. Paul, a native of Adair County. He is a Free Mason and the only surviving child of W. C. and Mary E. (Bell) Crawford, of Warren County, Ind., who were married in Warren County, and died in 1861 and 1878, respectively.

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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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