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Below is a family biography included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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W. A. Lockhart, of the firm of Lockhart Bros., of Bourbon, Mo., was born in Crawford County, Mo., in 1861, and is the fifth in the family of seven children born to W. O. and Susan (Souders) Lockhart, natives of Indiana, and early settlers of Missouri. W. A. was reared in his native county to the pursuit of agriculture, receiving his education in the common schools. In 1885, in partnership with his brother, and with a joint capital of about $2,500, he engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Lockhart Bros. By close application to business and good management they have met with excellent success and are doing a good trade, having purchased the building in which they do business. W. A. Lockhart married, in 1883, Cattie A., daughter of Jerry and Margie Dotter, and of the four children born to this union, but two are living: William Leslie and Rossie. Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart are worthy members of the Christian Church, and lend their cheerful support to all laudable enterprises. Politically, Mr. Lockhart is partial to the principles of the Republican party.

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This family biography is one of 117 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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