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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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Dr. Ellis W. Bliss is one of the leading dentists in this portion of Missouri, and especially in Potosi, where he has risen to a position in his profession in full keeping with his character as a man and his enviable social standing. A close student of the science of dentistry, with a natural aptitude for his profession as an art, he keeps fully up with the times, and promptly avails himself of all new ideas, methods and improvements evolved in the progress and development of his calling. As a consequence there are no new processes with which he is not familiar. Dr. Bliss was born in Warsaw, Hancock Co., Ill., February 28, 1857, and is a son of N. W. and Amanda (Andrews) Bliss, the former a native of Bradford, Vt., and the latter of New York. Ellis W., the eldest in a family of ten children, accompanied his parents to Washington County in 1869, which county has since been his home. He chose the practice of dentistry as a profession, and after a thorough preparation in the dental department of the St. Louis Medical College, he graduated in the class of 1882, and since that time has followed his calling with a good degree of success.

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