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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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C. C. Rose was born in Washington County, Mo., July 22, 1844. In the family of his parents, James and Eda (Sparks) Rose, were nine children, of whom C. C. was the fourth. James Rose was a native of Tennessee, and was a farmer by occupation. C. C. Rose was reared in his native county, and during the late war enlisted in Company A, Fifth Missouri Infantry, Confederate army. After leaving the army he returned to Washington County, where he engaged in stock trading. Mr. Rose attributes his start in life to one Michael Flynn, who furnished him the means to establish him in business, and what he has since accumulated is the result of his own industry and economy. Mr. Rose owns 499 acres of land, and engaged in his present mercantile business in October, 1887, and deals in general merchandise, mineral, etc. His wife’s maiden name was Anna Abrams, a native of Ohio, by whom he has four children, viz.: Evaline, Josephine, John F. and Ella M. Mr. Rose has three children by a former marriage, viz.: Anne E., Fannie M., the wife of James Baker, and James P.

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