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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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Eber C. Turley was born in St. Francois County, Mo., August 6, 1843. His parents were Ephraim and Gabrella (Marquis) Turley, both natives of Kentucky, who removed to Missouri at an early day. Eber C., the youngest in a family of nine children, was reared in his native county on a farm; which occupation he followed for several years. He subsequently lived for a time in De Soto Jefferson County and also in St. Louis, and in 1884 located at Summit, Washington County, where he established a mercantile business. He deals in general merchandise and mineral, and has been satisfactorily successful in his undertaking. In 1867 he married Miss Lavinia Yeargin, also a native of St. Francois County who died in 1876, leaving four children: Nora A., Zeno, Jeffie, and Rosa. In 1878 Mr. Turley married Miss Margaret Blackwell, of the same county. Mr. Turley is the present efficient postmaster of Summit.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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