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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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William Flamson is one of the prosperous farmers and stock raisers of Lawrence County, Mo. He was born in Heather, Leicestershire, England, February 11, 1837. He received no educational advantages, but by private study has acquired a good business education. He immigrated to America in 1858, and located at Upper Alton the same year. He commenced his career here without a dollar, but by his good management and energy has a fine farm and a good bank account. He is deeply interested in improving the live stock of Lawrence County, and has some fine Norman and Clydesdale horses, Durham and Jersey cattle and Berkshire and Poland-China hogs. In 1865 he was married in Upper Alton, Ill., to Sophia Stupprich, who was born in St. Louis in 1843. She is a daughter of Anthony Stupprich, who was a tanner by trade, and a native of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Flamson’s family consists of the following children: George William, John Ferdinand, Richard Joseph, Sophia Elizabeth, Mary Ada, William and Lillie Theresa. The family worship at the Catholic Church.

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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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