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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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E. D. HODGKINS, was born in the State of New York in 1836, where he received an academical education. In 1864, he went to Montana and Idaho, and remained six years. Came to Baxter Springs, Kan., in 1870, and engaged in the mining business four years; rested two years, and then was in the stock business until 1878, and subsequently in the mercantile business until 1882, when he sold out on account of ill health. He owns a residence and business property in Baxter Springs, and a farm in Cherokee County. He was married to Miss Annie Dale, of Illinois, in 1873. They have three children—Zela Estella, Leonard Dale, Hattie Myrtle.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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