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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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Finis C. Fisher was born in Franklin County, Mo., November 8, 1842, the son of Joseph W. and Mary (Hamilton) Fisher, natives, respectively, of Kentucky and Franklin County, Mo. The father was born about 1810, and has been a farmer all his life. His parents came to Missouri when he was a young child, at a very early day, and of this State he has been a resident ever since. The mother was born in 1820, and both are now living in Moselle, Mo. To their marriage seven children have been born, all now living. Finis C. was the third. He received his education in the schools of Franklin County, but finished at the Christian Brothers’ Catholic school, of St. Louis. He remained with his father until twenty-six years of age, working in the lead mines of the place, and also engaged in other pursuits. In 1868 he married Miss Rachael Landrum, who was born in Franklin County, Mo., January 20, 1852, and who is the daughter of S. G. Landrum. The fruits of this union were nine children, all living: Marietta, Rosa E., Harper, Laura M., Minnie, Elmer L., Walter S., Josie F. and Margie E. After marriage Mr. Fisher turned his attention to farming for the next five years, and then again commenced to work in the Lost Hill Lead Mines, where he continued to work until 1880. He is now agent for the well-known Mount Hope and the Silver Lead Mining Company’s Mines, but is also engaged in farming. In 1880 he began shipping all kinds of timber, walnut logs, etc. He is now engaged actively in agricultural pursuits. He is the owner of 820 acres, equally divided, farming and mining land, and is the owner of the Lost Hill lead mining property. He is a stanch Democrat in his political views and a good citizen.

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