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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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OCTAVIUS ARMSTRONG was born Sept. 22, 1851. At the age of four years he came to Jefferson City, Mo. During the war the subject of this sketch moved to Arkansas, and in the fall of 1865 he returned to Jasper county, to the town of Sarcoxie. Mr. Armstrong printed the first newspaper in Sarcoxie, in which business he continued some eight years. Oct. 2, 1881, he and Miss Mattie Green were united in marriage in Newton county, Mo., where Mrs. Armstrong was reared and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Armstrong, though not a member of any church, united with the Knights of Pythias at Lebanon, Mo. In the spring of 1882 he became a citizen of Oronogo, establishing himself in the drug business, where he enjoys an increasing and prosperous business.

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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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