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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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CHARLES H. BARNARD was born in Madison county, Ill., March 4, 1854, where he lived until manhood. The subject of this sketch came to Jasper county in April, 1876. He was married in Oswego, Kan., in April, 1874, to Laura Neely, who was born June 24, 1854, at Oskaloosa, Iowa. The names of their children are Grace E. and Charles H., who died Oct. 10, 1882, only fifteen days old, a few days after his mother’s death, Sept. 29, 1882. Too soon for mortal ken was snapped the cord which bound this household together and robbed it of a “youth to fortune and to fame unknown”; a daughter sighs for a mother’s care, and a husband is left lonely and sad. Mr. Barnard is a practical miller, and is in partnership with A. G. Coggill, operating the Diamond Mills on Spring River, familiarly known as the “Butler Mills.” There are three run of stone, and the capacity of the mill is about seventy-five barrels every twenty-four hours. This is one of the finest water-powers in the county, and the mill is favorably known both at home and abroad for good flour and good work.

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