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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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Dr. W. S. Allee, a prominent physician and surgeon of Olean, Mo., was born in Moniteau County, Mo., in 1852, and was the only child born to James V. and Sabra (Bowlin) Allee, both of whom were born in Missouri. The former’s father was born in Kentucky, and came to Missouri at an early day, his father having been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and died in Missouri. James V. Allee moved to Morgan County after farming for some time in Moniteau County, and was filling the office of probate judge of the former county at the time of his death in 1875. His wife died when our subject was quite young. The latter attended the district schools of Moniteau County, and the Missouri State University, and after teaching school for some time entered the Rush Medical College at Chicago, Ill., then entered the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, from which institution he was graduated in 1875. He immediately began practicing at California, Mo., removing the following year to High Point, where he remained till 1882. Since that time he has resided in Olean, where he practices his profession and keeps a drug store, the latter in connection With Mr. Atkin, the firm name being Allee & Atkin. In 1882 they erected a good frame building and carry a full line of drugs, paints, oils, etc. Dr. Allee was married in St. Louis, in 1875, to Laura C. Huston, a native of Cape Girardeau County, Mo., and daughter of Dr. William A. Huston, and granddaughter of Dr. P. R. Pitman, both of whom were early settlers of that county. Dr. Allee is a Democrat and socially is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 134. He is now S. D. in the lodge, and has been elected W. M. but has never been installed. He has taken a great interest in school matters, is a member of the school board, and has given his children good educational advantages. His children’s names are as follows: Gail, Rea, Logan and Henry Priest.

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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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