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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barton County, Missouri 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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Edmund H. Adams, president of the Adams Hardware and Furniture Company, was born in Rock County, Wis., September 18, 1850, and is the son of William P. Adams, a native of New York, and Susan E. (Doolittle) Adams, a native of Canada. In an early day the parents moved to Beloit, where the father followed merchandising for many years, and where he still lives. Edmund H. Adams is the only living child of their family. He received an ordinary education in the public schools of Beloit, and at the age of fourteen years commenced clerking in a store. In 1869 he went to St. Louis, where he spent seven years, three years as salesman, and four years in the Exchange Bank. In 1877 he came to Lamar, and has since been engaged in the hardware and furniture business.

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This family biography is one of 166 biographies included in The History of Barton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Barton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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