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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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. W. A. HEWINS, of Chandler, was born in Ohio Township, Warrick County, Ind., February 27, 1851, being the fourth of six children born to William H. and Matilda (Snyder) Hewins, who were natives of Geauga County, Ohio, and Lycoming County, Penn., respectively. Mrs. Hewins came to Warrick County, Ind., in April, 1829, and eight years later Mr. Hewins made settlement within the county’s borders, and January 2, 1844, they were united in marriage. The immediate subject of this memoir assisted his parents on the home farm until his majority. By close application to books he qualified himself for the teacher’s profession, which he followed seven terms, and during this time read medicine at intervals, under the advisement of Dr. Charles Parke, of Millersburg. The winter of 1876-77 he attended the Louisville Medical College, and the winter of 1877-78 attended the Miami Medical College of Cincinnati, which graduated him in February, 1878. Locating, in March of the same year, at Millersburg, he practiced his profession three years in partnership with his preceptor, and since that time has resided at Chandler, where he controls a good practice. He is a Republican, a Mason, and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. December 25, 1878, he married Miss Lizzie Hay, who has borne him two children: Raymond B. and Ivy Lillian. Mrs. Hewins belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Dr. Hewins is one of the county’s most progressive men, and is self made in the fullest sense of the word.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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