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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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Canada Troutwine, contractor and builder, was born in Highland County, Ohio, October 8, 1846, and is the son of Andrew and Lydia (Harris) Troutwine, both natives of the same county as their son. Andrew Troutwine was the son of John Troutwine, a native of Germany, and a farmer by occupation, who settled in Highland County, Ohio, at an early date. Lydia Harris was a daughter of Mason Harris, who was a native of New Jersey. Canada Troutwine learned the carpenter’s trade at Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio, and did considerable building there until 1876, when he removed to Missouri and located at Peirce City; he has been permanently identified with the building interests, of this city since. Among the many buildings may be mentioned Peirce City Flouring Mills, S. W. Vance’s residence and many others. Mr. Troutwine was married in Highland County, Ohio, to Miss Rachel Tedreck, daughter of Andrew Tedreck, Esq. Three children were born to this union, one son and two daughters: May, Gracie and George. Mrs. Troutwine is a member of the Congregational Church. Mr. Troutwine, in 1862, enlisted in Company L, Second Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and served from November of that year until December 1865 under Gen. Sheridan, in the army of the Potomac. He is a member of the John Rollins Post, G. A. R., Peirce City.

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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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