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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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George N. Stille, editor of the Unionville Republican, is a native of Clermont County, Ohio, and was born on April 26, 1857, three years later being brought by his parents to Putnam County, Mo., where they located in Unionville, in 1860. Here our subject has since resided save two years, from 1884 to 1886, spent in Milan. At the age of twelve he began working in the Republican office, where he remained until 1881, when he served two terms as sheriff, being elected in 1880, and again in 1882. In May, 1884, he purchased the Milan Republican, taking charge of that paper, and conducting it until December 13, 1886, when he sold it, and returned to Unionville, and February 12, 1887, purchased the Unionville Republican, which he has since edited. June 15, 1881, he was united in marriage to Hattie E. Loring, a native of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Mr. Stille is an Odd Fellow, which order he joined in October, 1879, and has also been a member of the Encampment. He is one of the enterprising and public-spirited men of the town, and a journalist of extraordinary ability. His father, Joseph R. Stille, was born in Brown County, Ohio, and reared in that and Clermont County, Ohio, by Dr. McLain, his parents having died in his infancy. He graduated in medicine in Cincinnati, and was married, at Bethel, Ohio, to Amanda M. Bradwell, a native of Clermont County, Ohio. He practiced his profession until the war, and then enlisted in Company E, Eighteenth Missouri Infantry, serving as surgeon part of the time, and afterward was made first lieutenant. He died from the effects of a wound received at the battle of Shiloh, October 2, 1868. The mother still resides in Unionville, and our subject is one of a family of six sons and two daughters, two sons and two daughters living.

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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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