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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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F. S. BOICE, of the firm of Boice & Fallis, miners and crushers, was born in Summit County, Ohio, in 1837, and was reared to the cabinet making business, with which he was identified in Ohio till 1869, when he located in Fort Scott, Kan., where he carried on his business and a general furniture store till the spring of 1879, when he came here and began mining operations, which he has actively carried on since. He married in 1860, Miss Mahala Ross, in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a native of Jackson County, Ohio. They have a family of one son and a daughter —James and Rosa. He has been an active member of the I. O. O. F. society since 1861, and is a member of the Encampment.

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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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