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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company.  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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DR. E. H. MABERLY. The subject of this sketch is a native of Berkshire, England. He was born April 28, 1853. He comes of English parentage from time immemorial. His father, Thomas M. Maberly, and his mother, Mary (Steele) Maberly, were both born, reared and passed their lives in Berkshire.

E. H. Maberly was reared in his native place and educated in the public schools, growing up as most lads do, variously engaged, till he reached his seventeenth year. He then set out to try his fortunes in the new world. He came to America in 1870 and settled in Carroll county, Ill., where he lived for eight years. He followed different pursuits during this time and traveled around learning the American ways of doing things, and, as a shrewd, intelligent young fellow would, contrasting them with the ways of the old country and gathering therefrom valuable lessons of experience. In 1878, when his ideas had matured and he had settled on his plans for the future, became West, located at Ellsworth, Kans., and took up the study of dentistry under Dr. C. D. Day, of that place, pursuing it for some time. He returned to Illinois and began the practice in Savannah, that state, and remained there till 1883, when he came West again and settled at Holdrege, Phelps county, this state. There he has resided since and has devoted himself exclusively to the practice of his profession. He is the only dentist in the town of Holdrege and the only one that has ever been there. He is a competent workman and well read in the literature of his profession. He is popular among his fellow-townsmen and does a prosperous business. He is a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, having taken the Knight Templar degree. He is also a zealous member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and has represented his lodge in the Grand Lodge for two years past. He belongs to the Evangelical church and gives freely to charity.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska published in 1890 by F. A. Battey & Company. 

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