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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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HARRY C. TRUMAN, cashier of the Kentucky National Bank, was born in this city, August 4, 1850, and is a son of Orville and Esther (Marriner) Truman, the former for many years a leading wholesale merchant, and the latter a daughter of R. W. Marriner, who was one of the leading hardware merchants of Louisville. The subject of the sketch was educated in the public schools of Louisville, and for a term was a student in Murray Hill Institute, New York city, and completed his educational studies in a private class of Prof. B. B. Huntoon of this city. He engaged in the banking business in 1868, first taking a position in the Bank of America of this city, which in a few years went into voluntary liquidation. He was then offered a position in the Kentucky National Bank, and has been with that bank ever since, holding different positions, and by strict business integrity has arisen to the important one of cashier. He was married in September, 1881, to Miss Hattie Semple, a daughter of A. C. Semple, of Louisville, a prominent citizen and business man. Mr. Truman lives at Pewee Valley, sixteen miles from Louisville, on the Short-line Railroad, one of the most delightful suburban retreats adjacent to Louisville.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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