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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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S. E. Loy was reared in Elkhart County, Ind., and received a liberal education. He lived on a farm and taught school during the winter seasons. In April, 1886, he came to Aurora, where he worked at the carpenter’s trade one summer, then he and his brother, D. B., purchased a hardware store, and conducted it successfully one year, being also largely engaged in contracting and building, erecting some of the largest and handsomest buildings in Aurora. In 1888 he became one of the firm of Wilson & Loy, merchants of Aurora. April 18, 1888, he was married to Martha A. Wilson, a daughter of John S. Wilson.

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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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