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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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Marcus N. LaMance, an enterprising citizen of Pineville, Mo., was born in Saratoga, McDonald Co., Mo., October 16, 1844. He is a son of James P. LaMance, also of McDonald County, who for ten years was a merchant and postmaster in Pineville. Marcus was reared at the home of his parents, and was educated in the schools of his native county. He served two years in the Civil War. For many years he was engaged in farming and clerking in a store. In 1878 he established a general merchandise store in Pineville, which he has since very successfully managed, carrying a stock of over $3,000, and doing an annual business of $8,000. He is a live business man, and one of Pineville’s most substantial citizens. He was appointed postmaster in 1879, and still holds the position. His wife was Lora Nichols. Their marriage has been blessed by the birth of one child, Lora. Mr. LaMance is a Mason, and a member of the Chapter.

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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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