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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dallas 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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E. L. Schofield, editor and proprietor of the Buffalo Reflex, was born in Allamakee County, Iowa, on the 27th of December, 1859, his parents, James and Cornelia (Seely) Schofield, being natives of the “Empire State,” and early immigrants to Illinois and Iowa. When about seven years of age E. L. Schofield came with his parents to Buffalo, Mo., and was here reared to manhood and educated. His early days were spent at farm labor, but he also learned the machinist’s trade, but never followed it for a livelihood. In September, 1888, he purchased the Reflex, which paper he has since successfully published, it being devoted entirely to the interests of the Republican party, and it is one of the spicy and ably edited papers of the county, and promises to further the interests of the Republican party to a great extent. In connection with his paper Mr. Schofield is also engaged in studying law, and will soon become a member of the legal fraternity of Dallas County. He was married in 1884 to Miss May Clark, of Bolivar, Mo., by whom he has one child, James C. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is a half-brother of Gen. Schofield of Civil War fame.

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This family biography is one of 74 biographies included in The History of Dallas County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dallas County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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