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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory 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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Dr. A. C. Curl, a prominent physician, surgeon and druggist, of Cross Timbers, Mo., was born in Taylor County, W. Va., May 29, 1852. His father, Lewis Curl, was born in Clark County, Ohio, in September, 1824, remaining there until after he had reached adult age, when he located in Taylor County, W. Va., and there made his home until 1864. Then, with his family, consisting of his wife and two children, Arlando C. and Jennie M., he moved to Daviess County, Mo., but now resides in Henry County, and is engaged in farming. During the late war, he was in the Government employ. He was married in Taylor County, W. Va., to Miss Mary Reynolds. Dr. A. C. Curl received a common school education. He commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Barnett, of Greensburg, Mo., and first attended medical lectures in the Keokuk College of Physicians and Surgeons, at Keokuk, Iowa. In 1882 he was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Joplin, Mo., and in 1888, from the Missouri Medical College, of St. Louis, Mo. He first practiced in Pettis County, Mo., and located in 1875 at Cross Timbers, where he opened a drug store four years later. He is now vice-president of the Hickory County Regular Medical Society; is a Master Mason, and in his political views is a member of the Democratic party. Miss Louie Feaster, who was born in Benton County, Mo., February 26, 1854, became his wife in 1872, and is now the mother of one child, May, born March 4, 1874.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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