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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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W. C. Holman is a native of Dade County, having been born here in 1851. His parents are Giles and Louisa (Hayter) Holman, of Tennessee, where they were married, and, in 1850, came to Dade County; they have since lived near the boundary in Polk County. Mr. Holman has a good farm, and is a successful farmer and stock-raiser. His wife died in 1876. W. C. Holman is the oldest of eight children, four sons and four daughters, and was educated in the common country schools. In 1872 he was married to Elizabeth J., daughter of James Moore, born in Missouri. Her parents dying when she was a few months old, she was reared by an uncle. In 1875 they removed to Barton County, and in 1879 to Kansas, where they lived till 1882 or 1883, when they returned to Dade County. Mr. Holman is a liveryman and stock and grain dealer, being engaged extensively in the latter business, at which he has served since he was fifteen years old. Since 1887 he has been in the livery business, having good horses and accommodations. In politics he is a Democrat, and voted for Tilden in 1876. He is the present constable at Everton, and a member of the A. F. & A. M., Everton Lodge, of which he is past master. He is also a Knight Templar and Royal Arch Mason—a member of Constantine Commandery at Greenfield, and in religion is a Cumberland Presbyterian. Mr. Holman is a thorough-going business man, and an active worker for the general good of the community.

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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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