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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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A. M. Halbert, of the general merchandise firm of Halbert Brothers, of Wheatland, Mo., is a native of Hickory County, and was born in 1856. He received a good education in the common schools and the Weaubleau Christian Institute, and in 1879 went to Texas, where he spent some time engaged in raising cotton. In 1880 he returned to the home of his birth, and the following year went to California, where he was engaged in the sheep business for over four years, Portersville being his post-office. He then again came back to Missouri, and in January, 1886, engaged in the Index newspaper office, which he published a little upward of a year, then sold out and came to Wheatland, and engaged in the general merchandise business with J. H. Bentley, the style of the firm being Bentley & Halbert, but only continued a short time, when Mr. Halbert went to Hermitage and again embarked on the journalistic sea, continuing until October of 1888, when he and his brother formed their present partnership. They carry a good and select stock of goods, and, being men of brains, energy and honesty, bid fair to become leaders in their calling. June 19, 1888, he was married to Miss Ida B. Bentley. He is a Democrat in his political views, and has always supported the men and measures of that party. He has filled the office of deputy county and circuit court clerk for a short time, and also served one term as deputy sheriff.

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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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