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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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P. E. Daugherty, of the firm of Lapee & Daugherty, dealers in general merchandise and mineral, and also a member of the firm of Lapee & Daugherty Bros., millers, Richwoods, is a native of Washington County, Mo., and was born December 25, 1854. He is a son of Patrick Daugherty, also a native of Missouri, and Elizabeth (Suitoter) Daugherty, of German nativity. P. E. Daugherty was reared in Washington County, on a farm. His opportunity for obtaining an education in early life was limited, but imbued with the laudable desire for knowledge, he worked and paid his own tuition at the Jesuit School at Osage, Mo., for two years. He commenced his mercantile experience about six years ago, and at the present time is associated with his father-in-law under the firm name of Lapee & Daugherty, a house well known and of good rating. Mr. Daugherty is also interested in the Richwoods Mills. In September, 1882, he married Miss Harriet Lapee, who was born in Washington County, and is a daughter of A. Lapee, and Lanore (Charboneau) Lapee. Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty have two children: Lizzie and Clara. The firm of Lapee & Daugherty are doing a good trade and have a safe and profitable business.

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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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