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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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W. P. Simpson, of the firm of Simpson & Co., merchants of Tuscumbia, was born in Mt. Pleasant October 19, 1866, and is the son of Calvin C. and Sarah J. (Stevens) Simpson, the father a native of Kentucky and the mother of Missouri. Calvin C. Simpson came to Miller County at an early day, locating near Mt. Pleasant for a number of years, and is now a resident of Camden County. Our subject was reared and educated in Miller County, and has always made this his home. He was reared on the farm, and also learned the blacksmith trade, at which he worked for some time. He engaged in the mercantile business with his present partner in May, 1888, and has a good trade. They carry a tall line of general merchandise and have all the requisites of a first-class store. Mr. Simpson is a young man of energy and has good business qualifications. He was married in February, 1888, to Miss Alice Franklin, a native of Mount Pleasant, and a member of the Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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