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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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C. W. BABST, druggist of Joplin, was born in Marion county, Ohio, May 10, 1852. His father, Daniel Babst, a native of the Keystone State, born in Lancaster county. His mother, Catharine (Yost) Babst, of Ohio, was born in Stark county. They are now living in Akron, Ohio. Subject grew to maturity in the Buckeye State, and was liberally educated in the common schools and the Roach Institute, he entered the last named institution when 15 years of age, completing his education in June, 1868. He came west to Missouri in 1871, stopping at Carthage. In the fall of 1872 he engaged as clerk for Orner & Shepherd, druggists of that city. Remained there several months and then came to Joplin and continued for the same parties in the same business. He next engaged with Stafford & Murphy, of this city, in the capacity of clerk, and with them remained three years. He then went to Lone Elm and became a partner in the firm of Stafford & Co., continuing for one year, then purchased the entire interest and did business alone until the spring of 1879. Mr. Babst was married in Joplin, to Miss Dora Harland. Mrs. B. was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. From this union there are three children, Lulu, Catharine, and Charles W. Mr. and Mrs. Babst have a pleasant home on Joplin Street, between Eighth and Ninth, in the most beautiful part of the city. Business on Main Street, between Fifth and Sixth; carries a full line of the best goods and has everything so neatly arranged that his has been well termed the “Model Drug Store of Joplin.” Mr. Babst is a man of excellent business qualifications, courteous and obliging he well deserves the liberal patronage which he is receiving.

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