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Below is a family biography included in Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published by Biographical Publishing Company in 1903.  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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Frank O. Blount. This prominent and enterprising young farmer is successfully engaged in the cultivation of the soil in section 10, Troy township, Oakland County, Michigan, where, with his brother Harry, he owns a fine farm of 160 acres that ranks with the best in the township. He was born on his present farm in 1881 and is a son of George O. and Cordelia (Brown) Blount and grandson of Henry and Elizabeth (St. John) Blount.

Henry Blount, grandfather of our subject, was born in New York State and in 1825 came to Michigan as a pioneer and settled on the farm now owned by our subject and there followed the pursuits of a general farmer for many years. He married Elizabeth St. John, a native of New York State and they were the parents of six children, namely: Jane, who married Charles Dusenbury and is now deceased; Maria, who married Myron Dusenbury and now resides in Utica; Ellen F., who is living on the homestead; Frances, who married Ransom Richards and is now residing in Troy township; Walter, deceased; Chatfield, who resides in Troy township; and George O., our subject’s father, also deceased.

George O. Blount was born on the same place as our subject and spent his entire life in the cultivation of the farm. He married Cordelia Brown, a native of New York State, and a daughter of George A. and Lois Brown. They were the parents of three children, namely: May, who married Bert Butler and is now living in Troy township, Oakland County; Harry, who was married August 12, 1903, to Grace L. Kimball, who was born in Pontiac township, in October, 1878, and is a daughter of William and Louise Kimball: and Frank O., our subject. Our subject’s mother died in 1887 at the age of 50 years and his father died in December, 1897. George O. Blount was a Republican in politics. His wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and took a great interest in charitable and missionary work.

Frank O. Blount is a single man and spends his time on his farm which he keeps in the best condition, taking great pride in its excellent appearance. He has several good buildings on the farm and a most attractive, homelike dwelling, which has served the family for many years. Being generous and congenial by nature, he has countless friends. Politically he is a Republican, but takes only the interest of a good citizen in political matters.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan published in 1903. 

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