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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barry County, Missouri published by Goodspeed 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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M. C. Lucky, of the firm of M. C. Lucky & Co., general merchants of Exeter, Mo., was born in Texas in 1859. He remained in his native State until 1866, when he went to Lawrence County, Mo., and remained until 1883. His early life was spent on a farm. He is highly educated. Having graduated from the State University at Columbia in 1880, he still continues his literary work with much pleasure, and takes great interest in educational work. He came to Exeter in 1883, after which he taught school for four years. He also engaged in merchandising in 1883, and has continued very successfully. The firm does a general merchandising and timber business, with a capital of $13,000. M. C. Lucky was united in marriage in 1887 with Nora McMahan, a daughter of Judge G. R. McMahan, of McDonald County, Mo. In politics Mr. Lucky is a Republican, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M.

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This family biography is one of 103 biographies included in The History of Barry County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Barry County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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