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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Dr. Francis E. Guibor, a practicing physician and surgeon, also general merchant, House’s Springs, is a native of Pike County, Ill., born in the year 1851, and is the son of Francis E. and Elizabeth (Bailey) Guibor, natives of St. Louis, born in 1824 and 1826, respectively. They were married in 1846, and soon after removed to Pike County, Ill. After moving around and living in various parts of Missouri and Illinois, they removed to Jefferson County in 1866, where they have since lived. The father was a farmer and carpenter, and for some time was merchant at Cedar Hill, where he was also postmaster. He is of French descent, and a son of Francis Guibor, a native of Canada, but who was one of the early settlers of St. Louis. He was the brother of Capt. Henry Guibor, who served under Gen. Price, in the Confederate army, and commanded the famous Guibor Battery. The Doctor received his literary education at the “Christian Brothers’ College,” of St. Louis, and graduated from the Missouri Medical College, in 1871. He commenced practicing in Jefferson County, and in 1872 removed to House’s Springs, where he soon established an extensive and lucrative practice, now being by far the oldest and most experienced practitioner of the place. He also engaged in merchandising, at which he has been quite successful. He is a Democrat in politics, his first presidential vote being for Horace Greeley, in 1872. He and family are members of the Catholic Church. In March, 1870, he wedded Miss Minerva E., daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Jones, early settlers of Jefferson County, where Mrs. Guibor was born. The fruits of this union were eight children, five now living: Susan E., Julia F., Gertrude M., Blanche and Ada M.

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