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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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Charles L. Daniels, a dealer in general merchandise and mineral, of Mineral Point, was born August 23, 1852, in Waukesha, Wis., and is the eldest of the three children in the family of his parents Almon J. and Minerva (Burgess) Daniels, natives, respectively, of Connecticut and New York. From Wisconsin the family removed to Edgar County, Ill., and while living there, upon the outbreak of the late war, the father enlisted in the Seventy-ninth Illinois Infantry, serving until the close of the war. Charles L. was reared on a farm, and by economy and industry saved money with which he obtained his education. He located in Washington County, Mo., in 1874, and for three years was engaged in selling goods throughout the country as a peddler, and as a result of his honor and fair dealing was fairly successful. In 1886 he entered into business with J. B. Mesplay, which firm has since been doing a good trade, and it is not saying too much when it is stated that no merchant in the county enjoys more fully the confidence of those with whom he has business relations. May 15, 1887, Mr. Daniels was married to Miss Mary A. White, a daughter of William White, both natives of Washington County.

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