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Biography of Prof. G. M. Siler

PROF. G. M. SILER. This able, experienced and successful educator of Douglas County, Missouri, is a native of Holt County, this State, where he was born July 28, 1864, a son of Granville L. and Nancy J. (Bohart) Siler, for a history of whom see the sketch of J. G. Siler, of Taney County. Prof. George M. Siler received his education in the schools of Arno, Ava and Silver Shade, and eventually graduated in the teacher’s course from the well-known Bradleyville School. He was brought up on a farm, and while following the plow or wielding the hoe he learned lessons of perseverance and industry which were of the most material use to him when he started out to fight life’s battle for himself, as well as strengthened and improved his naturally strong constitution. He began teaching school in 1882 and has followed that occupation in this and Taney Counties up to the present and has won an enviable reputation as an educator, being thorough, painstaking and firm in his management. At the present time he presides over the school at Rome, and as he has given much attention to school work and has taken every means of improving his methods of instruction, he has made a success of this work. In addition to teaching he has given considerable attention to farming and owns a fine tract of land, comprising 160 acres, near Rome, a considerable portion of which lie devotes to the raising of stock. He has always supported the principles of the Republican party, has been active in the political affairs of his section, and in 1888...

Biography of John Malloy

JOHN MALLOY. It would be hard, indeed, to find a man better fitted to successfully fill the office of county clerk than John Malloy, and this fact the citizens of Douglas County, Missouri, most thoroughly realize. He is conscientious in his work, capable, accurate and faithful, and is courteous and accommodating to all with whom he comes in contact. He is a Kentuckian by birth and bringing up and first saw the light of day June 19, 1867. His father, P. A. Malloy, was born on the Isle of Erin, and when about six years old was brought by his parents to the United States and for some time thereafter they resided at Madison, Indiana, but later moved to Kentucky. Upon the arrival of the Malloys in Douglas County, Missouri, they located at Arno, and there the father followed his trade of carpentering until 1888, when he decided to push farther westward, and for some time was a resident of the State of Washington. In 1892 he returned to Douglas County, Missouri, and located at Ava where he died in March of the following year. In whatever locality he resided, he was well and favorably known and his genial and agreeable and accommodating ways won him many friends. He showed his approval of secret societies by becoming a member of the A. F. A. M. lodge of Ava, and the I. O. O. F. lodge of Arno. He always supported the men and measures of the Democrat party up to within a few years of his death, when he deemed it his privilege to vote as he chose and...

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