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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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George P. Harvey, proprietor of the Caledonia Flouring-mill, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1842, and is the son of John S. and Sarah (Carpenter) Harvey, natives of New York and Vermont, respectively. When a small lad the father came west to Ohio, and here he met and married Miss Carpenter, who had moved to Ohio, when about sixteen years of age. They then lived in Ohio until the year 1861, when they moved to Illinois, and are now residing in that State, the father engaged in agricultural pursuits. Both have lived to a good old age, he being now seventy-five and she seventy-two years old. In their family were seven children, three sons and four daughters, of whom George P. is the eldest. He received a good English education, and when about nineteen engaged in the drug business in Butler, Ind., first as clerk and afterward as proprietor. In 1872 he came to Washington County, and engaged in saw-milling, in which he continued until 1880, when he purchased his present mill, which he still operates. In 1873 he married Miss Elizabeth Casey, a native of Ohio, who bore him two children: Mabel G. and George R. Mr. Harvey is a Mason, being a master of Tyro Lodge, No. 12, is a member of the A. O. U. W., is also a Select Knight, and is a Democrat in politics. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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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