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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Allen M. Chandler, dealer in hardware, stoves, tinware and house furnishing goods at Peirce City, Mo., was born in Lawrence County, Ill., December 4, 1841, and is a son of Sheadrach and Maria (Hand) Chandler, who were born in Baltimore, Md., and Wooster, Ohio, respectively. The father was a farmer and carpenter by occupation, and he and wife were the parents of six children. The family removed in 1847 with the parents to Morrow County, Ohio. Allen M. is their second child, and was reared principally in Ohio, and there commenced to learn the tinner’s trade. In 1861, after the breaking out of the war he went to Erie, Penn., and finished his apprenticeship. He worked as a journeyman in different places until 1870, when he came to Peirce City. There he worked at his trade until 1875, and then embarked in his present business, on quite a modest scale at first, but has increased his stock from time to time until he has now a fine stock of goods and one of the most attractive stores in the city. The liberal policy he has pursued toward his patrons has secured for him a large trade, and he well merits the reputation he has earned as an honest, upright, business man. In 1880 he was married to Mrs. M. (Rice) Lamb, who was born in Illinois. They have two children: Norma Blanche and Emma O.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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