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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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FELIX G. RUDOLPH, of the firm of Kimmel & Rudolph, Paducah, was born in 1852, in McCracken County, Ky. He is the seventh of a family of ten children, born to Wiley and Mary Jane (Lynn) Rudolph, the former of whom is still living, and a resident of Ballard County, and the latter of whom died in 1857. Felix G. Rudolph removed to the city of Paducah in 1882, and became a member of the firm of Harrison & Rudolph. This firm was succeeded by Nichols & Rudolph, which was changed May 1, 1884, to Kimmel & Rudolph. In 1873, Mr. Rudolph was married to Miss Kate Nichols, daughter of W. P. Nichols. Mr. Rudolph is a worthy member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and of the Masonic order.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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