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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   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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C.W. MEEKS, merchant, Munhall, was born Dec. 10, 1848, in Frederick county, Md., a son of John Meeks, who was in the United States government employ for seventeen years; was stationed at Harper’s Ferry, sawing gun-stocks, but later removed to Port Perry, Pa., and, in partnership with George T. Miller, followed his trade for four years; subsequently removed to Fayette county, and engaged in the spoke and hub business. After the death of his father, C. W. succeeded to his business, but after two years he sold out and came to Munhall, where he entered into partnership with A. C. Munhall in general mercantile trade. In their second year he bought Mr. Munhall out, and has since conducted the business with marked success, notwithstanding that he had no knowledge of it previous to embarking in it. He now employs eight clerks. Mr. Meeks is a member of the K. of P., R. A., K. of G. E. and American Mechanics, senior order; he is a democrat.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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