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Below is a family biography included in The History of Maries 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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Dabney Rainey, editor of the Maries County Gazette, of Vienna, was born in Osage County, Mo., in 1862, and is a son of Dr. Leander and Isabella (Burch) Rainey. Dr. Leander Rainey was a native of North Carolina, and when a young man removed to Missouri, spending the remainder of his life in Linn, Osage County, where he died in 1874; he was a graduate of the medical profession, and for several years was the leading physician of Osage County. The mother of our subject was born in Cole County, Mo., in 1829, and is still living in Linn. Eight children were born to Dr. Leander and Isabella Rainey, viz.: August, Frank, Ida, Filmore, Shelton, Dabney, Cornelia (wife of John Weeks) and Belle. Dabney Rainey received his education at Linn, and when thirteen years of age commenced work in a printing office, to which business he has ever since devoted his attention. In November, 1888, he bought the Maries County Gazette of Barr Bros., and is still editing the same, which has become one of the most prominent papers of the county under his successful management. July 8, 1888, he married Pauline C. Scheaker, who was born in St. Louis, Mo., in 1866, and is a daughter of Robert L. Schenker. Mr. Rainey is a Democrat in politics.

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This family biography is one of 37 biographies included in The History of Maries County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Maries County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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