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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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Pierce N. Butler, Jr., M. D., is a native of Franklin County, Mo., born October 13, 1850, and is the eldest child of Edward and Mary (Thompson) Butler. He received his literary education at the St. Louis University, and graduated in medicine from the St. Louis Medical College, in 1874. Soon after receiving his degree he located in Washington, Mo., where he still continues to practice his profession. In 1875 and 1877 he was elected coroner of his native county, both times on the Democratic ticket, which he never was known to scratch, but sticks them in straight. In 1882 he attended medical lectures at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, and graduated from that institution in 1883. While in New York City he received private instructions in diseases of women, under Drs. Paul F. Munde and Walter G. Wylie, of the Polyclinic, and in diseases of throat and nose, under Francke Huntington Bosworth, A. M., M. D., of the Bellevue School.

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