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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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OLIVER ALLEN COLEMAN, City Attorney, was born on Long Island, N. Y., March 1, 1854; he received a classical collegiate education, graduating at the Wesleyan University Middletown, Conn., in 1875, and received the degrees of A. B. and A. M. In the fall of 1875, he entered the law office of Samuel A. Bowen, of Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y., as a student; he was admitted to practice May 9, 1877, to all the courts of the State. In 1879, he began law business for himself in Detroit, Mich., where he remained until February 1, 1881, when he came to Baxter Springs, Kan.; he farmed one year and then resumed the practice of law in Baxter Springs, August 25, 1881. He was appointed City Attorney July 18, 1882; he is a member of the A. O. U. W., and is recorder for the order at Baxter Springs. He is a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, a college society; he is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and a lay reader in the same.

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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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