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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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Perry L. Evans, the junior member of the firm of B. L. Evans & Son, was born on September 1, 1862, in Holt County, Mo., and remained with his parents until he was eighteen years of age, when he went to Exeter, where, for some time, he was engaged as clerk for C. W. Chamberlain & Co. Returning to the farm he remained two years, after which he went to Purdy and was in the employ of O. L. Rose, general merchandise business, for a few months. He was then successively engaged on the farm and as clerk for O. L. Rose and others until he removed to Pioneer and engaged in the grocery business for himself, which he continued for six months, when he embarked in business with his father as above stated. On November 14, 1887, he wedded Ella M. Johnson, a daughter of J. N. Johnson, of Washburn, Mo. He is an enterprising young business man, and is a Democrat.

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