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Below is a family biography included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890.  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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THE FIELD CORDAGE COMPANY. This enterprise, which holds an important position among the business interests of Xenia, was organized in June, 1876, with Samuel M. Allison as President; John Little, Vice-President; C. L. Spencer, Secretary; A. F. Frazer, Treasurer, and Jacob Baldner, Superintendent. Mr. Baldner is one of the stockholders, and interested in the concern is J. M. Field, of the firm of Marshall Field Co., of Chicago, and who resides in Manchester, England. Mr. Field is a relative of Mr. Allison, through whose influence the latter was led to invest in this enterprise, and largely through his efforts the company was organized at this place.

The Field Cordage Company since its first establishment has added a number of buildings to the plant, including a large mill for the manufacture of jute and American hemp, and gives employment probably to three hundred men. The concern at once assumed a sound basis, its product being in great demand, and the facilities which they were enabled to take advantage of enabling them to place their product upon the market at a very saleable price. The business has been chiefly under the management of Mr. Allison, who gives to it his entire time and attention and who has signalized himself as the right man for the place.

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This family biography is one of the many biographies included in Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio published by Chapman Bros., in 1890. 

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