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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam 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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Frank C. Sickles, attorney at law, was born at Waterloo, Clark Co., Mo., in 1852, and was reared in Schuyler and Clark Counties, living in the former county from his birth until 1888. He was admitted to the bar in Schuyler County, in 1876, served one term as prosecuting attorney of Schuyler, and is now a practitioner of his profession at Unionville. January 1, 1879, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Fisher, a native of Iowa, but reared in Schuyler County, Mo., and to them one son, Fred C., has been born. Mr. Sickles is a member of the Christian Church, and a man highly respected in the community, and regarded as one of its most important citizens. The grandfather of Frank, Daniel C., was born in the State of New York, where he passed his youth. He went to Virginia, and from there immigrated to Missouri, during the early history of that State. He was a Methodist Episcopal minister, and died in Clark County, Mo. His son, William A., the father of our subject, was a native of New York City, and was married to Caroline T. Shelenbarger, in Clark County, Mo. This lady was a native of Pennsylvania, and to her union with Mr. Sickles, Sr., three sons and four daughters were born, of whom Frank C. was the eldest; three daughters are now deceased. The father died in Schuyler County, Mo., in 1884, but the mother is a resident of Green Top, Schuyler Co., Mo.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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