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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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MILTON BURKHOLDER, grocery and provisions, was born in 1857 in Pennsylvania. His father, Abraham, was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother was Matilda Beaver, a native of Pennsylvania. During his boyhood days he had become familiar with many states. In 1867 he came to Henry county, Missouri, where he engaged in farming until 1869, when he came to Carthage. In 1881 he bought the grocery store of Mr. Miller, on east Fourth Street, carrying a general stock of groceries, provisions, etc., doing a large and prosperous business. Mr. Burkholder was married March 11, 1874, to Miss Catharine McCormick, of Wisconsin. They have five children living. Mr. Burkholder and his wife are members of the M. E. Church. Mr. Burkholder is interested in the Pleasant Valley Mines, two and one half miles southwest of Carthage, which are being worked in paying quantities. He is one of the most prosperous grocerymen in Carthage.

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