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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Bradley County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  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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William Wallace Maroney. It is a well-known fact that industry, perseverance and energy, when intelligently applied, will achieve almost any result, and Mr. Maroney is an example of what can be accomplished when the spirit of determination is exercised in connection with the every-day affairs of life. He was born in Monroe County, Ala., November 22, 1849, but was reared principally in Bradley County, Ark., whither his father, John W. Maroney, moved in 1860, but owing to the opening of the war about that time he received very limited educational advantages, but these he did not fail to improve. He started out in life for himself at the age of twenty-one years, and has succeeded well in acquiring property, being now the owner of 242 acres of land, of which 100 acres are under cultivation, yielding him large crops annually. He is a Democrat, a public-spirited citizen, and any feasible enterprise receives his hearty support, both morally and financially, and he commands the universal esteem of the community in which he resides. He was joined in marriage to Miss C. E. Childs, a daughter of C. C. Childs, an old and respected citizen of Bradley County, in 1881, and the following children have been born to them: Hattie A., Ella L., Christopher C. and William H., two of these children being deceased. Mr. Maroney’s father and mother were born in Orange County, N. Y., and South Carolina, respectively, and the former’s death occurred in Bradley County, Ark., August 30, 1886.

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This family biography is one of 64 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Bradley County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Bradley County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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