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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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WILLIAM H. CHEW, superintendent of the Short Creek Lead and Zinc Company, was born and reared in Springfield, Ill. In 1867, at the age of twenty-two, he located in Lebanon, Mo., and carried on the mercantile business for a few years, after which he came to Kansas and engaged in merchandising in Baxter Springs, which he subsequently retired from and took up mining operations, with which he has been actively identified since. His first operations were in the Joplin Mines, afterwards he operated in the Parr Hill mines, latterly locating here and accepting his present position, which he has reputably held since. In 1879, he married Miss May Stennett, a native of Joplin, Mo. They have one little girl, Edith. Mr. Chew did active service in the late war, in Company F, Eighty-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry, from which he was honorably discharged. He is an active member of the I. O. O. F. society here.

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