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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  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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GEORGE HEMMINGER McCULLOCH, who operates a fine farm of 126 acres near Shippensburg, is one of the progressive young agriculturists of Cumberland county. His farming is conducted on a scale that entitles him to rank with the most substantial men of his calling in the neighborhood, and his success and enterprise show him to be intelligent and up to date.

Mr. McCulloch was born May 2, 1869, in Newton township, Cumberland county, and is one of the five children of William R. and Mary (Hemminger) McCulloch. He received his early education in the home district in Newton township, where he acquired a good knowledge of the common branches, and he subsequently pursued his studies in the Normal school at Shippensburg for two years. After leaving school he returned to the home farm and assisted his father until he reached the age of twenty-one, when he began farming on his own account, having decided to make that calling his life work. He commenced the cultivation of the place formerly known as the Linn farm, comprising 126 acres in the vicinity of Shippensburg owned by his father, and he has continued farming on that property ever since. He raises general crops and also engages in stock raising to some extent, and he has met with gratifying success. His implements are the best manufactured, his stock is of high grade, and the desire to do the best and have the best is carried into every detail of his work, which gives evidence of his thoroughness and care. He has advanced ideas along the line of practical farming which have been no little factor in his success.

In January, 1899, Mr. McCulloch married Miss Hannah White, then of Shippensburg, a daughter of Charles and Sarah (Speer) White, and they settled on the old William R. McCulloch homestead, where they have resided ever since. They are members of the Presbyterian Church of Shippensburg, and Mr. McCulloch is one of the liberal supporters of that organization. He is a stanch Democrat politically, and for six years served acceptably as auditor of Shippensburg township.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company. 

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