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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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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D. O. MOORE, M. D., Bloomington. Another of the leading physicians of Bloomington, who has established a name and reputation by his works, is Dr. D. O. Moore, whose practice is large and of a gratifying nature. He is a native of Harrison Co., Ohio; was born Aug. 21, 1838 and began the study of medicine in 1858, under Dr. Emerson, now of Chicago, but a resident of Bloomington at that time. He began practicing in March, 1863, since which time he has devoted his full time and attention to the study and practice of his profession. He is a member of the McLean County Medical Society and of the Illinois State Medical Society. By his energy, industry and good financiering, he has accumulated some very fine and valuable property in and near the city. Left to depend upon his own resources when quite young, he learned the value of time and money by his own varied experience. During 1859-60 he was engaged in freighting goods and supplies from Omaha, Neb., to Denver, Col.; while employed in this way, he learned much of Western life on the plains. The hardships and sickness endured by him while there stimulated him to provide himself with a good home, which he now enjoys.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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