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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam 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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A. C. Berry, M. D., is a native of Morgan County, Ohio, and was born June 27, 1852, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Cummings) Berry, who celebrated their golden wedding January 7, 1886, and are now residents of Macon. To them five sons and four daughters were born, one daughter dying in infancy. A. C. was the youngest child, and has three brothers and two sisters still living, and all residents of Missouri. One, William R., was a surgeon in an Ohio regiment during the late war, and Warren W. served in the Federal army, in the Sixty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The paternal grandfather lived in Ohio and died in Iowa. Our subject left Ohio with his parents, and located at Macon, Mo., where he began the study of medicine. He attended the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati, from which institution he graduated in 1876, and in April of the same year located in Unionville, Mo., where he has since resided. He practiced three years and a half in partnership with Dr. Hart, then alone for a few years, then with Dr. Brumbaugh about two years, and then alone again until March, 1886, when a partnership with W. L. Downing was formed. In 1877 he was married to Katie O’Reilly, a native of Ohio, by whom three sons and one daughter have been born, one son dying in infancy. He is now a prominent physician of Unionville, and is considered one of the enterprising citizens of the township.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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