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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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H. S. DAVIS, grocer, was born in Illinois, in 1844. He began the butcher business at the age of twenty-one in Baxter Springs, Kan., where he carried it on three years, and then clerked in a hardware store five years at Baxter Springs and Joplin, Mo. Was next mining three years, and then farming four years. He was then in Arkansas, a short time in the hardware business, and came to Galena in 1882, and opened his present business. He owns real estate in Baxter Springs. Belongs to the order of Freemasons. He was married to Miss Nellie Hohn, of Joplin, Mo., in 1876. They have three children— Lottie, Lena and Hermon F.

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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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