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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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Eugene O’Mara, county assessor of Washington County, is a son of Eugene O’Mara, who was born in Ireland, in 1803, received an excellent education in youth, and immediately after graduating came to the United States, and settled in Potosi, Washington Co., Mo., where he engaged in teaching school, and proved himself to be one of the most efficient and accomplished of instructors; for a long time he held the office of county surveyor, and also dealt in general merchandise, in which business he was engaged at the time of his death, which occurred in August, 1869. He married Mary Hudson, who was born in England, in 1831, and who, with her four children, Sarah A., Eugene, Caroline and Mary Frances, still survives her husband. The three daughters are engaged in teaching school. Eugene, the only son, was born in Washington County February 5, 1859, where he was reared and obtained experience in mercantile work. He served four years in the drug business and the post office. He was elected to the office of county assessor in 1886, his opponent having held the office twenty-two years, a fact that is highly complimentary to Mr. O’Mara.

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