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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 Roth, a native of Burlington, Iowa, is one of the leading business men of Northern Missouri. He has a large and complete line of hardware at Unionville, Mo., and also deals in lumber, furniture and agricultural implements. He was born in 1840, and reared upon a farm near Burlington, Iowa, until fifteen years old, and then clerked for a hardware firm until 1875, eight years of this time being spent in traveling for the firm. He then located at Unionville as a member of the firm of Williams & Roth, which existed for five years, and then Mr. Roth began to conduct the business alone. He employs four clerks, and occupies his own rooms, having in 1882 built three rooms, 20x110 feet, the building being two stories high. He also owns several other business stores in Unionville, and a residence. His parents, John and Magdaline, were natives of Paris, France, and reside at Burlington, Iowa. Our subject is one of the eight children born to them, six of whom are living. The father served in the three-months service from Iowa, during the late war, and was seven years in the French army.

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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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