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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  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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Dr. George U. Runcie was born August 14, 1858, at Cynthiana, Ind. He is one of a family of seven sons and five daughters born to Dr. John W. and Mary N. (Whiting) Runcie, who have resided at Fort Branch, Ind., since 1860. Dr. Runcie received his preliminary education in the high school at Fort Branch and began the study of medicine in 1877. In September of the same year he entered the Chicago Medical College, where he attended the three-year graded course, graduating March 30, 1880. He practiced his profession at Fort Branch, Ind., until July, 1889, with the exception of eighteen months spent at Inglefield, Vanderburg county. In July, 1889, he became the physician and surgeon in charge of the Indiana State Prison South, at Jeffersonville. During the winters of 1889 and 1890 he attended the lectures and clinics at the University of Louisville, graduating therefrom February 28, 1890. He remained in charge of the medical department of the prison until July 1, 1895. Resigning his position at the prison he bought out Dr. A. L. Glase at Poseyville, Ind., where he resided and practiced his profession till his death, which occurred in 1910. The doctor was married to Nattie B. Schutz at Madison, Ind., April 8, 1890, Mrs. Runcie being a daughter of Jonathan and Jennie (King) Schutz. There were born to this union two sons, who, with their mother, survive him.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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