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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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FRANK V. BALDWIN, M. D., was born in 1856 and raised in Marion county, Iowa, a son of A. V. and L. C. (Lawrence) Baldwin. He spent his early life on a farm and received a good education. Soon after he began the study of medicine and graduated at the Kansas City Medical College March 7, 1882. He was married in November, 1878, to Miss Lelacy Burdett, a native of Polk county, Mo., and when ten years of age, with her parents, moved to Taney county, Mo. She is the daughter of Dr. Lewis and Nancy Burdett, the father a native of Tennessee and the mother of Greene county, Mo., now residents of Taney county. Dr. Baldwin has a family of two children, Charles and Lulu.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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