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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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CHARLES W. KYLE, farmer and stock-raiser, section 28, post-office Carthage, was born in Winchester, Va., in September, 1845, and was there reared to manhood and received a good education. He came to southwest Missouri in 1872, He was married in Jasper county, shortly after his arrival, to Miss Martha E. Fries, also a native of Winchester, Va. Of this union there are two children living: George Wesley, born Oct. 6, 1877, and Anna Daisy, born Oct. 18, 1880; and Emma M., who died in 1878, aged two years. Mr. Kyle owns a fine farm of 210 acres, well improved, with good buildings, orchard, etc. He raises corn, wheat, and oats in quantities, and farms his land after the most approved methods. He is known as an honest man and an enterprising and industrious citizen.

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