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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. William Edward Hasting, until recently a prominent physician and surgeon of Mt. Vernon, Ind., was born in Point township, Posey county, Indiana, in August 1867. He was a son of William Thomas and Jane (Booth) Hasting, the former born in Delaware, the latter in Posey county. Dr. Hastings father was of English descent and a pioneer settler of Posey county. He died at his farm in Point township at the age of fifty-five. Dr. Hasting was reared on the Point township farm, receiving his early education in the county schools. Later he was a student at De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. He entered the medical department of the Washington University at St. Louis in 1893, graduating in 1897. He spent three years as interne or superintendent of a hospital there and in East St. Louis. He removed thence to Mt Vernon, Ind., where he built up a large practice, owning a farm of 1,000 acres of land in Point township, which demanded his attention. He has recently quit the practice of his profession and is giving his attention to stock breeding and buying and selling mules. He was married to Miss Anna Bell, a native of Ireland, in 1895. She died November 6, 1910, leaving two children, David and Anna.

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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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