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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  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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PIPINO, WILLIAM C., Physician and Surgeon, corner of 6th and Maine streets; residence 142 N. 8th street; born in Baltimore, Md., in 1852; studied in the Maryland University and graduated in 1873. He married Miss Kate Gwin in 1877. She was born in Missouri in 1856. He is a Democrat in politics; moved to this city in 1873, and soon after to Jacksonville, Ill., where he was appointed House Surgeon in the Surgical Infirmary. He remained in that position until 1875; resigned and returned to Quincy. He commenced the practice of medicine in this city in 1875. He is one of the attending physicians of Blessing Hospital in this city; is also City Physician, and has medical charge of the Adams county jail. He held the position of Attending Physician to the Orphans’ Home in 1876-7. He is a member of K. of P. and of the A. O. U. W. The doctor is a young man of energy, pluck, perseverance and ability.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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