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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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GEORGE P. CUNNINGHAM, real estate dealer and loan agent. Major Cunningham was born in 1839, in Wheeling, West Virginia. His father, John, and his mother, Elizabeth, nee McCune, were natives of Pennsylvania. Major Cunningham was reared and educated in Wheeling. In 1861 he enlisted in the First Illinois Artillery as a private soldier. He was promoted to second and first lieutenant and captain of his company and finally major of his regiment. In March, 1866, he came to Carthage, Missouri. At that time there were but two men in the place, both of whom are now dead, leaving him the oldest settler of the city now residing in it. He invested in real estate, both in the city and country, and has ever since been in the real estate business. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married in 1872 to Miss W. Kelly, who died in 1879, leaving two children; again married in 1881, at Chicago, Illinois, to Grace L. Hobbs of that city.

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