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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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Evan B. Day, a dealer in general merchandise, of Mineral Point, was born in St. Francois County, Mo., January 1, 1838, and is the eighth in a family of nine children born to George W. and Sarah (Fisher) Day, the former of Kentucky, and the latter a native of Kaskaskia, Ill. Evan B. was reared in his native county, where he remained until twenty-eight years of age, and since that time has lived in Washington County. He was reared a farmer and thoroughly learned the blacksmith’s trade in all its details. In 1860, with a capital of $80, he commenced his mercantile experience, and has ever since been selling goods with good success, the result of industry, economy and honorable dealing. He carries a large and varied stock and sells at reasonable prices. He married Miss Eliza East, a native of England, March 25, 1863. Mrs. Day came to Missouri with her parents, when nine years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Day have five children living, viz.: Lucy (wife of J. H. Covington), Sarah A., Mattie E (wife of Benjamin F. Kendall), John J. and Julia. Mr. Day held the office of postmaster at Mineral Point for eighteen years.

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