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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Hiram Abiff Daily is a prominent young druggist of Springdale, Ark., and was born in the “Blue Grass” State in 1855. He was reared and educated in Texas, and before entering the drug business was engaged in mercantile pursuits. Since 1880 he has been engaged in selling drugs at Springdale, and is the popular druggist of the town. He began his present business with a $200 stock, and now his goods are valued at $5,000, and he has a pleasant and comfortable home worth at least $1,000. Owing to his excellent business qualifications he promises to become one of the wealthy citizens of the county, as he is now one of the popular young business men. He votes the Democratic ticket, and is a strong supporter of the principles of that party. His marriage with Miss M. T. Ellis was celebrated in 1882. She was born in Illinois, and she and Mr. Daily are the parents of three children: Floy, Nina and Gus D. H. Daily, M. D., father of Hiram Abiff, was born in Smith County, Va., in 1797, and was reared in Tennessee. He commenced the practice of medicine in 1822, and has been a resident of and followed his profession in the following States: Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas and Arkansas, and is now residing at Springdale, but is retired from active business life. He was twice married, his first wife becoming the mother of nine children. His present wife, who was a Miss Sarah Pruner, was born in Virginia in 1825, and is the mother of ten children, H. A. Daily being one of her sons.

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This family biography is one of 300 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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