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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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J. CLARK McCULLOCH, one of the leading general farmers of Newton township, was born upon his present home, May 10, 1871, a son of William R. and Mary (Hemminger) McCulloch, a complete sketch of whom appears elsewhere.

The education of J. Clark McCulloch, who is a representative of one of the old pioneer families of this county, was begun at the district schools, and completed at the Cumberland Valley Normal School at Shippensburg, when, after two years he returned home, and assisted his father until he attained his majority.

On Dec. 29, 1898, Mr. McCulloch married Miss Jane Means of Southampton township, Franklin county, daughter of J. McCord and Catherine (McClelland) Means, prominent pioneers of Franklin county. Mrs. McCulloch was born and reared near Middle Spring, and there she obtained her primary education, later becoming a student in the Cumberland Valley Normal school at Shippensburg. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch settled on the McCulloch homestead, where they have since resided. This farm of 146 acres, is one of the most valuable in the township, and was located by Mr. McCulloch’s grandfather. John McCulloch. The farm is well stocked with a good grade of cattle; the hogs are Poland China and Chester White breeds, while some of his cows are of the pure breed Jerseys.

One child was born to Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch, Harold Ritchey. Politically Mr. McCulloch is a stanch Democrat, and has served one term as auditor of Newton township. Both he and his wife are consistent members of the United Presbyterian Church at Newville. Although still a young man Mr. McCulloch has already made himself felt both as a farmer and a politician, and the future before him is a very bright one, as his associates already speak of him for higher offices within the gift of the people, knowing that if he is so honored, the duties pertaining thereto will be honorably and faithfully performed.

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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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