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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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WARREN LA RUE THOMAS was born in Hardin County, Ky., January 25, 1845, and is a son of Joseph H. and Amanda (La Rue) Thomas. His father removed to Danville when our subject was but fifteen years old, was a mail contractor for forty years, and is still living. W. La Rue Thomas received a liberal education, entering Centre College at Danville at the age of fifteen, from which he graduated in 1865. He engaged for a few years in merchandising, but in 1873 went into the life insurance business. In 1886 he came to Louisville, and is now connected with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Milwaukee, Wis., and works exclusively in Kentucky. Mr. Thomas is a prominent Mason, and has been Grand Master of the order for Kentucky, and also Grand Commander of Knights Templar for Kentucky. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Wardroper, of Woodford County.

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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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