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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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Dr. G. W. Doggett, a resident dentist at New Haven, was born in Franklin County, Mo., in 1856, and is the son of Miller and Lillie Ann (Garner) Doggett, natives of Tennessee, who came to Missouri when young and were there married about 1848. They located two and a half miles below New Haven, and there passed the remainder of their lives, both dying about 1872, and both members of the Christian Church. Our subject received a fair education, and remained at home until after the death of his parents. He worked on a farm for a while, and then went to New Haven, where he had the advantage of a school for some time: He then went to Kansas, where he remained two years, then returned to New Haven, worked on a farm during the summer and attended school during the winter. In 1877 and 1878 he began the study of dentistry under Dr. Hamilton Clute, and in 1880 and 1881 attended the Dental College at St. Louis. He commenced the practice of his profession in 1878, and for some years had an extensive traveling practice in Osage and Gasconade Counties. In 1882 he bought out his former preceptor and has since been located at New Haven, where he has an excellent practice. In 1882 he married Miss Etta S. Bendel, a native of Illinois, and the daughter of H. R. and Eliza Bendel. To the Doctor and wife were born three children, two now living: Elmore E., Ella and Hattie (twins, the latter deceased). In 1885 the Doctor was elected city alderman, re-elected in 1887, and has since held the office. He is a Democrat in his political views, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Hancock, in 1880. He is a prominent member of the A. O. U. W., and Mrs. Doggett is a member of the Christian 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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