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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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WILLIAM OSBORNE, M. D., Frank, is a son of John and Sarah (Abernathy) Osborne, of England. The father came to this country in 1861, and settled near Irwin station, in Westmoreland county, and remained until 1882, when he removed to Homestead, and has since resided there, retiring from the coal and mercantile business. Dr. Osborne was born in England in 1847, came to this country in 1862, and first worked as a coal-miner, but afterward entered the Bennett Medical College, of Chicago, from which he graduated in 1882, and commenced the practice of his profession at Turtle Creek, but in the same year moved to his present location, and now enjoys a very lucrative practice. In 1868 he was married to Mary J. Percy, daughter of John and Margaret (Miller) Percy, natives of England, who located in Westmoreland county. They have six children living: Sara, Maggie, Francis A., Lizzie G., William and Edgar J. Dr. Osborne and family are members of the M. E. Church at Scott Haven. He is a member of Alliquippa Lodge, No. 375, F. & A. M.

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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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