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Below is a family biography included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Arthur M. Morrison was born in Tennessee in 1830, and is the son of Thomas and Nancy (Chastain) Morrison, the father born in Virginia, in 1808, and died in Douglas County, Mo., in 1888. He came to Missouri about 1868. Mrs. Morrison is still living, and was born in Tennessee in 1808. They were the parents of ten children, all of whom survive. Arthur M. came to Missouri in 1866, and, in 1869, he opened a store of general merchandise and (with the exception of about two years) has been engaged in the business ever since. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Garrett Lodge, at Arcola, and is a prominent business man. Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Morrison are pleasant, obliging gentlemen, enjoying the fullest confidence of their patrons, and are doing a good business.

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This family biography is one of 68 biographies included in The History of Dade County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Dade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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