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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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C. D. Wale is a native of the State of Kentucky, and was born in 1848. He is the eighth in the family of eleven children born to H. O. and Sallie (Brewington) Wale, the former of whom was born in Virginia in 1808, and the latter in Kentucky in 1812. H. O. Wale was a farmer, and was a son of Martin Wale, who settled in Kentucky in an early day; the latter took an active part in the War of 1812, and participated in the battle of Tippecanoe under Gen. Harrison. C. D. Wale attended the common schools in early life, and later spent a year and a half in college. In 1862 he joined Gen. Morgan’s troops in the late war, was with him on his famous raid, and later stopped at his home a short time on the way north, and subsequently joined Gen. Lyon’s command, with whom he served until near the close of the war. He was captured at Salina, Tenn., in May, 1865, and taken to Nashville, where he took the oath of allegiance, and returning home turned his attention to farming. In 1875 he went to Chariton County, Mo., where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1881, when he located at Richland, and the following five years engaged in the drug business. This he afterward abandoned in favor of the milling business, in which he is now occupied, having an interest in and serving as proprietor of the Richland Roller and Saw Mill. In 1875 Mr. Wale married Emma Swain, daughter of George T. and Matilda Swain. Mrs. Wale was a native of Kentucky, and died October 3, 1885, leaving five children. In October, 1887, Mr. Wale married Miss Lottie McFarland, who is still living, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Wale is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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