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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. G. N. White. In briefly sketching the life of this gentleman, it is but just to say that he is one of the eminent practitioners of the county, and has won the confidence of all with whom he has come in contact. In 1850 his birth occurred, in Gasconade County, Mo., and he was there reared to manhood, on a farm, receiving his education in the common, supplemented by an attendance at the graded, schools. At the age of eighteen years he became a teacher, and was alternately engaged in this occupation and going to school until he secured a position in the graded school in Urbana. He was for a number of years one of the popular local educators of Dallas and neighboring counties and also won an enviable reputation as a teacher in Montgomery County, Kan., to which place he went in 1872, remaining one year. He read medicine under Dr. L. Coon, and for two years practiced that profession in Arkansas, and then (in 1881) entered the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, Ohio, from which he graduated with the degree of M. D., in 1884. He then returned to Missouri, and, after practicing for some time in Eldon and Wheatland, he located in Cross Timbers, in November, 1887. He has built up a large practice, and, in connection with his profession, is interested in a drug store. He owns property in Wheatland. He is a Prohibitionist and a member of the Christian Church. Miss Maggie Coon became his wife in 1874. She was born in Dallas County, Mo., in 1853, and she and Dr. White are the parents of three children: Fred C., Curtis R., and Grace.

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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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