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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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Charles H. Magann, proprietor and owner of the Commercial Hotel, at New Haven, and clerk in the Roller Mills, a native of Franklin County, Mo., born near New Haven, in 1855, is the son of William A. and Emily (Rutherford) Magann, natives respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. The father was born in 1812and the mother in 1815. They were married in St. Louis, Mo., in 1833, and afterward moved to Franklin County, and located on a farm near New Haven, where they remained until 1866, when they moved to town. Here the mother died in 1876. The father remained in New Haven to educate his children, and while there engaged in the hotel and livery business. He is now living in Vernon County. Our subject was reared at home, and received a good business and common-school education at New Haven, and spent one year at high school. He then taught one term in La Fayette County, after which he returned to New Haven, and for over one year was a clerk in a store. In 1876 he accepted a position as clerk in the New Haven Roller Mills, which position he still occupies. In March, 1887, he assumed charge of the Commercial Hotel, and by his genial and pleasant manners has won a liberal patronage. In May, 1884 he married Miss Cordelia, daughter of Casper and Louisa Brinkmann, natives of Germany. Mrs. Magann was born in Washington, and the fruits of her marriage were two children: Silvia and Maudie. Mr. Magann is a Democrat in his political views, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Hancock, in 1880. Mrs. Magann is a member of the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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