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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. F. GUTHRIE, mining operator, Stanley Diggings, two and a half miles south of Galena, was born in Clay County, Ind., December 16,1846, and located in Kansas, with his people, in 1856, where he was reared to the farming industry. In 1875, he went to California for his health, returning to Kansas the following year, and in 1878, he came here and engaged at mining, with which he has been actively connected since. In April, 1879, he was married in Galena, to Miss Donie Merrill, a native of Missouri, They have one little girl, Mabel. Mr. Guthrie’s enterprise turns out about seven tons of zinc ore a day and gives employment to seven workmen. Mr. Guthrie has served his city as Marshal for two years, and his county as Deputy Sheriff for one year. He is an active member of the I. O. O. F. society.

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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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