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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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ROBERT MOORE, lumberman. Mr. Moore was born in 1846, in Pennsylvania. His father, A. Moore, and his mother, Sarah, nee Lawrence, were natives of Pennsylvania. In 1866 Robert came to Missouri, locating in Johnson county, where he engaged in farming until 1870, when he came to Carthage and engaged in the lumber business, which he has ever since continued. On the first of September, 1881, the Home Lumber Company was organized, with a cash capital of $60,000. Mr. Moore was chosen vice-president. They have lumber yards at different points, and do an extensive business in their line. Mr. Moore was married in 1871 to Sarah E. Winkler, of Lafayette county, Missouri. They have four children, all living: Frank, Helen, Blanche, and Elizabeth.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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