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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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Robert Bust, proprietor of the Cadet Roller Mills, and a member of the firm of Long & Bust, owners of the Potosi Mills, is of English birth, and is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bust, who had a family of nine children. Robert, who was the third child, was born in 1834, and located in Washington County, Mo., when twenty-one years of age, in 1855. He learned the trade of a miller, which has been his life occupation, with an uncle, Robert Hornsey. The mill he now operates at Cadet he has remodeled two or three times; he rebuilt it and made it a roller mill in 1887, providing the mill with the latest improved machinery, with a capacity of fifty barrels per day, and the quality of its product meets with a ready sale, being unsurpassed in this section of Missouri. In 1865 Mr. Bust was married to Miss Lucy McGready, a daughter of Dr. James H. and Mary Ann (McClanahan) McGready, who were among the early settlers of Washington County. Mr. and Mrs. Bust are the parents of eight children, viz.: Francis J., Fannie E., William H., Edward M., Preston T., Jesse W., Latty J. and Lucy I.

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