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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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CHARLES J. HARR, dealer in groceries, queensware, etc., Troy. Chas. J. Harr is junior member of the firm of Weatherhead & Co., the leading grocery establishment in Troy, Ohio; Mr. Harr was born in Clark Co., Ohio, in 1845; his parents immigrated to Ohio probably in 1830; they were natives of Virginia; they reared a family of six children; two only are living, Charles and Julius; the father and youngest son are now doing business in Troy. Charles learned the tinner’s trade with Young & Smithers, commencing in 1861; he continued at that business for fourteen years; in 1875, he formed a partnership with Henry P. Weatherhead, in the business in which he is now engaged; their trade is large and rapidly increasing, and the reputation of the firm is beyond question. Mr. Harr was wedded to Miss Martha Worthington September, 1869; they are the parents of two children Willie D. and Gracie; Willie was born May 12, 1874, and Grade Oct. 14, 1876. Mr. Harr owns a nice residence on Plum street, and is one of our most enterprising young men; he is a charter member of Trojan Lodge, No. 100, K. P., and is also a member of the Brass Band of Troy, of which he is Treasurer; he is a self-made man, having accumulated what he has by his own industry and fair dealing.

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This family biography is one of 964 biographies included in The History of Miami County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Miami County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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