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Below is a family biography included in The History of Barton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Walter J. Miller, capitalist and money-lender of Lamar, Mo., is a son of John W. and Ida (Hendrickson) Miller, and was born in New York State July 5, 1852, his father being also a native of that State, and his mother of New Jersey. In 1871 he came to Jasper County, Mo., where he was engaged in merchandising two years, then moved to Lamar, and for the past fifteen years has been in the loan, insurance, and real estate business. He is now, however, chiefly engaged in looking after his own property, which consists of about 1,200 acres of well-improved farms, besides owning some of the best business houses in the town. He was admitted to the bar in 1881, but has never practiced the legal profession. In 1876 he was married to Miss Ella M. Foudray, a native of Kentucky.

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This family biography is one of 166 biographies included in The History of Barton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Barton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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