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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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James E. Thurmond, of the firm of Thurmond & Son, merchants of Sullivan, Mo., is a native of Franklin County, Mo., born in 1852, and is the seventh in the family of twelve children, two deceased, of Bennett and Forlena (Calvert) Thurmond. He was educated in the common schools of Franklin County, and began doing for himself in the capacity of clerk for his father. He thus gained a good business education, and in 1884 his father admitted him as a partner in the present business. They carry stock to the amount of $2,000, and theirs is one of the leading business houses of the place. Mr. Thurmond is a stanch Democrat in political faith, and is an enterprising and thorough-going young business man; he is a member of the school committee of his district.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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