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Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Claib E. Duval, proprietor and publisher of the Pineville News, and a son of Dr. William C. Duval, was born at Rutledge, former county seat of McDonald County, on December 25, 1858. He secured a good common school education, and in the spring of 1872 learned the printer’s trade, which he has since made his chief occupation. His time since learning his trade has been mostly spent in Pineville. His paper, the Pineville News, is a seven-column folio, a sprightly sheet, which gives the local and general news in a clear and comprehensive manner, Mr. Duval’s marriage with Mary J. Hamilton was solemnized on February 23, 1882. She is the daughter of S. Luther Hamilton (deceased). They are the parents of two interesting children: Clarice C. and William Claude. They also have one child dead.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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