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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas 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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H. L. Stroud. The mercantile interests of Benton County, Ark., are ably represented in Rogers by Mr. Stroud, who was born in Pea Ridge, Ark., in 1858. He is a son of A. B. and Mary I. (Webb) Stroud, who were born in Tennessee, and are now residing in Carl Junction, Mo., and is the second of their seven children. His boyhood days were spent in following the plow and in attending the common schools and the Pea Ridge High-school. In 1878 his marriage with Miss Sallie Pace was consummated. She was also born in Benton County, her birth occurring in 1859. Their union was blessed in the birth of four children-Eva, Annie and Monty, who are twins, and Charley. Mr. Stroud engaged in agricultural pursuits after his marriage, but shortly after engaged in merchandising with his father. This he continued until 1886, when he purchased his present property, sold out his interest in the store at Pea Ridge, rented his farm, and is now residing with his family in Rogers, where he is devoting all his time and energy to his store. His stock of goods is large and well selected, and he is doing a prosperous business. He has in the course of erection a large brick store building, into which he will move his goods as soon as the building is completed. He is a consistent member of the Christian Church, and supports the principles of the Republican party.

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This family biography is one of 240 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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