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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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E. C. H. SQUIRE, M. D., professor of physiology, Joplin College of Physicians and Surgeons, was born in St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 12, 1854, His parents, John J. and Jane (Thornhill) Squire, were natives of England. His father was born in Lincolnshire, Jan. 8, 1822; his mother in Nottinghamshire, Oct. 19, 1824. The former came to America in 1845, the latter in 1848. They were married in St. Louis, Mo., April 17, 1850. During infancy our subject was taken to Bunker Hill, Ill., but soon after the family returned to St. Louis. When about six years of age his parents moved to New Haven, Conn., where they remained two years, then to Hartford, same state, and nine months after to Windsor Locks, remaining there about three years; then to New London for an equal time, after which they returned to St. Louis; made that city their home one year, then moved to De Soto, Jefferson county, this state, and remained six years. During the principal part of this time our subject attended school, receiving a liberal education. He then engaged on the Iron Mountain Railroad as a civil engineer. In the fall of 1875 he returned to St. Louis and entered the St. Louis Law School, attending one session, and then commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Isaac B. Clayton, of St. Louis, and continued with him until the spring of 1877; he then entered the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, taking a partial course, and in the fall of that year entered the St. Louis Medical College, graduating from that institution March 7, 1879. In the winter of 1879-80 our subject took a course of practical chemistry in St. Louis, and at the same time engaged in the practice of his profession. In March, 1880, he went to Sedalia and practiced there two years. He came to Carthage in March, 1882, and in October of that year came to Joplin and accepted the position of professor of physiology in the Joplin College of Physicians and Surgeons. The professor, although a young man, has by hard study and persistent effort acquired that knowledge and skill in his profession which cannot fail to win him a considerable degree of success, and to make him a useful member of society.

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