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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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COLUMBUS S. ARTHUR, saw-miller, P. O. White Oak. Among the business industries of White Oak, we mention that of Columbus Arthur, which was established about 1881, since which he has been favorably known as manufacturer of all kinds of sawed lumber. Mr. Arthur was born in Brown County on November 15, 1852, and is a son of John and Susan Arthur. Columbus was raised to agricultural pursuits, and received a common school education. He began business for himself at eighteen years of age. He first engaged in farming; after farming a short time, he next engaged as turner in a chair factory. He was married, March 24, 1880, to Adda M. Dunn. To this union one child has been born, viz., Clara Belle, born January 6, 1881.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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