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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   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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J. W. BOISOL, dentist, Sharpsburg, was born in Allegheny county, Pa., October 26, 1856, a son of Dr. Daniel Boisol, a native of Allegheny City, and a prominent dentist of the county. Daniel married Elizabeth S. Welsh, of Pittsburgh, and they became the parents of one child, the subject of this memoir. In 1862 Dr. Boisol enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Twenty-third regiment, and served as captain; was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13th, and died in the hospital at Georgetown, December 23, 1862. Joseph W. was educated at the Western University, and commenced the study of dentistry in 1874, graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia, February 28, 1877. He commenced the practice of his profession in Ohio, where he remained until 1883, at which date he located at Sharpsburg, and here he has since resided, being the only dentist in the town. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, of the J. O. A. M., Sons of Veterans and Knights of Pythias. Politically he is a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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