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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  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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OSBORNE, M. L. MRS. Among the many enterprises that have sprung into existence in the city of Carrollton, is the New York Store, conducted by Mrs. M. L. Osborne; but a few months ago Mrs. Osborne became established in business here, but during this brief time has built a large and constantly increasing trade in millinery and fancy goods, ribbons, flowers, feathers, gloves, ladies’ furnishing goods, etc., etc.; west of Square. A notable feature of this already well and favorably known establishment is the five cent department, where a variety of articles are retailed for the small sum of five cents that anywhere else would be retailed for from 25 cents to one dollar. A visit to Mrs. Osborne’s will well repay the customer, who cannot complain of either styles or prices. See business card elsewhere.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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