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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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T. A. Waring was born in Essex County, Va., June 1, 1853, and is the son of Dr. William L. and Myrteen (De Rieux) Waring, natives of Virginia, and of English and French descent, respectively. T. A. Waring was deprived of his parents by death when he was young, and was reared in Virginia, where, until he was nineteen years of age, his time was occupied in obtaining an education. In 1873 he located in Potosi, Washington Co., Mo., and commenced his mercantile experience with Long & Bugg, remaining with them one year; he subsequently engaged in the zinc business one year, then taught school for a time, when he engaged in mining with indifferent success. He was employed as a drug clerk for the following three years and later for three months conducted a drug business in Bonne Terre for Dr. Keith, at the expiration of which time he purchased the drug establishment of R. P. Waring, in Potosi, which he has since conducted. He has held the office of coroner and public administrator and in 1884 was elected county treasurer, being re-elected in 1886. He carries a full stock of drugs, books, stationery, paints, oils, glass, etc., is a good business man, and a popular official.

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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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