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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton 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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F. E. McLane, son of J. Wesley McLane, was born in Carroll County, Mo., November 29, 1849. John W. McLane moved from Illinois to Cooper County, Mo., and there married Miss Margaret Johnston, who was born in that county, and who was the daughter of Col. Alexander and Mary (Hammons) Johnston. She is still living, is over seventy years of age, and is now residing in Windsor, Mo. F. E. McLane was united in marriage to Miss Matilda F. Wynn, daughter of George W. Wynn, who came to Benton County, Mo., in 1866, and lives near Palo Pinto. Mrs. McLane was born in Williamsport, Ind., May 5, 1855, and by her marriage she became the mother of nine children, all living: Stella B., Pearle E., Oka Lee, Bert, Roy, Finis, Grover, Ida F. and Cora M. Mr. McLane is a member of the Christian Church at Palo Pinto, is deacon in the same, and is superintendent of the Sunday-school. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and is State deputy and assistant secretary in the same. He has been school director ever since his marriage, and has given excellent satisfaction in his district. In his political views he affiliates with the Democratic party. Mr. McLane is a successful tiller of the soil, and is also engaged in stock-raising, making a specialty of raising registered Poland-China hogs for breeding purposes.

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This family biography is one of 86 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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