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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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Stephen B. Wing. Among the industries of Benton County, Ark., worthy of mention is the fruit evaporating establishment of D. Wing & Bro. Stephen B. Wing, the junior member of the firm, was born in the “Empire State” in 1845, and is a son of Benjamin and Eliza (Babcock) Wing, who were also natives of York State. The mother is dead, but the father is still living in his native State. The subject of this biography was reared and educated in New York, and from early boyhood has been engaged in the fruit evaporating business. Thinking that he could better his condition by moving westward, he came to Arkansas and located in Benton County, and has the largest fruit evaporator in the county, situated at Rogers, its capacity being 450 bushels per day. Mr. Wing and his brother also own an evaporator at Bentonville, and with their two establishments have evaporated at least as much as 450,000 pounds of apples annually. Their fruit is shipped to all the principal points in the United States, and is of very fine quality. This industry has proved of great benefit to the county, and has utilized fruit which otherwise would have been lost. This company has also followed the same business in Georgia. Mr. Wing was married in Arkansas to Miss Anna Clark, a native of Alabama, born in 1858, and their union has been blessed in the birth of one child, Winifred. Mr. Wing is a strong Republican, and a member of the A. F. & A. M.

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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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