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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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William Carroll, member of the clothing firm of Carroll & Fahren, was born at Toledo, Ohio, December 14, 1860, and when about seven years old went to Morgan County, Ind., where he resided upon a farm until 1876, and then taught school in Iowa until the spring of 1881, when he engaged in the clothing trade at Keosauqua, Iowa, for two years. He was then interested in the same business for one year at Farmington, after which he located at Unionville, and in August, 1886, formed the firm of which he is the senior member. They are successors to G. W. Jordan, and carry a complete line of ready-made clothing, gents’ hats, caps, boots, shoes, etc. They occupy a store opposite the court-house on the north side of the public square, 22x80 foot, and are recognized among the leading and enterprising merchants and citizens of Union 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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