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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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Joseph S. Goheen, editor of the Dallas County Democrat, was born in Greene County, Ill., May 24, 1855, and at the early age of fourteen years began learning the printer’s trade, serving an apprenticeship in the office of the Register, at White Hall, Ill. He afterward went to Texarkana, Ark., where he worked as a journeyman for a number of years, and then became foreman in the job printing department of the Springfield Herald, with which paper he was connected for some time. In the fall of 1888 he came to Buffalo, Mo., and took charge of the Dallas County Democrat, and became proprietor of the establishment in January, 1889, and owing to his many years’ experience in the newspaper business and knowledge of political affairs, the Democrat has become one of the most flourishing papers of the county. It is published in the interests of the Democratic party, and is newsy, entertaining and instructive. In 1878 he was married to Miss Nettie Light, a native of Macoupin County, Ill., and by her is the father of three children: Jo-Nettie, Charles and Harry.

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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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