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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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Charles A. Mitchell was born at Lewiston, Androscoggin Co., Me., March 5, 1861, and is a son of James and Amanda O. (Green) Mitchell. The father was a merchant in his native State (Maine), and during the late war served his country in the State Militia. He moved to Michigan in 1865, and to Missouri in 1879, dying in 1880. Charles A. Mitchell was educated in Michigan and at the college at Marionville, Mo., from which he graduated in 1887. A great deal of credit is due Mr. Mitchell in the way he obtained his education. He first started as janitor of the college, but is now professor of mathematics in the same institution. He also edits a paper in the interest of the college, called the Marionville Collegiate Institute Record, which was for two years printed by the Buzz Saw. Owing to the energy and good management of Mr. Mitchell the paper prospered and he was enabled to purchase a printing outfit. The paper is a three-column, four-page weekly. In 1884 he was married to Miss Maud, a daughter of Johnson F. Neff, of Marionville, and by her is the father of two children, Frank and Fred. Mr. Mitchell and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a Mason and K. of L.

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