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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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DR. WILLIAM H. PITCHER, dental surgeon of Paducah, was born in Trenton, N. J., in 1852. He is the second of a family of eight children, of William F. Pitcher and Jemima Paulison, now of Springfield, Mo. William H. was reared in his native city, and there graduated from the model school; removed with his family to Cairo, Ill., in 1869, which place he made his home until he entered on his profession. In 1877 he entered the Missouri Dental College, graduating with the degree of D. D. S., in February 1878. Dr. Pitcher has had several years’ practical experience in his profession, in which he has proven his ability. He removed from Nashville, Ill., to Paducah, Ky., in 1882, and is now engaged in a successful practice in the latter city. He was married in 1876 to Miss Octavia P. Reese, daughter of Hon. W. Reese, late mayor of Selma, Ala., and ex member of the Alabama legislature. Their union has been blessed with one child, Ethel Pitcher.

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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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