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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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William B. Hart, a dealer in hardware, farm machinery and furniture at Pineville, Mo., was born in Lapeer County, Mich., on May 7, 1852, and is a son of Charles W. Hart (deceased), who was born near Rochester, N.Y. William B. Hart received a fair education in the schools of Michigan, and went with his parents to Kansas in 1870. After stopping a short time in different places in that State, in 1874 he located in McPherson County, and opened up a farm, which he cultivated until 1877, when he came to Missouri, locating at Joplin, in Jasper County. There he engaged in the grocery and mining business until 1880, when he removed to Neosho, and began working at the carpenter’s trade. He also soon after engaged in the jewelry business, which he has continued. He, however, removed to Pineville in the spring of 1884, and resumed the jewelry business, in connection with which he began manufacturing furniture, which he abandoned after one year, and engaged in the hardware business. He also repairs sewing machines, musical instruments, etc. He was married in Jasper County, Mo., on March 9, 1879, to Nancy B. Taggard, a daughter of William R. Taggard, a resident of the county. Mrs. Hart died January 17, 1880, and on February 1, 1888, Mr. Hart was united in marriage with Mary J. Painter, of Pineville. Mrs. Hart was born in East Tennessee, and went with her parents to McDonald County, Mo., in 1855, and has been a resident of Pineville since that time.

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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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