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Biography of Spencer Hugh Ware

SPENCER HUGH WARE. Efficient, capable and trustworthy would be the verdict passed upon the character and official standing of our subject by any one in Shannon County to whom the question might be asked. Spencer Hugh Ware, circuit clerk and recorder of this county, is a most ardent Democrat, and most loyally stands by and works for the nominees of his party. He is a native Missourian, born in Licking, February 10, 1851. The son of Henry and Martha (Mitchell) Ware, natives of Maryland and White County, Tennessee, respectively, the father born in the year 181I. Henry Ware left his native State when a young man and went to Georgia, where he remained a short time. From there he went to Memphis, Tennessee, thence to St. Louis, Missouri, and about 1836 came to Licking, Texas County, Missouri, where he died in 1854. He was a blacksmith by trade, but after going to Licking, Missouri, turned his attention to selling goods and farming. Mrs. Ware is now living at Salem, this State. The original of this notice was but three years of age when his father died, and he grew to manhood in Salem, Dent County. When grown he attended college at Alton, Illinois, afterward Rochester, New York, and finished at Columbia, this State. When but a lad he had medicine in view, but gave that up for law, and studied at Salem under S. H. Sherlock, now of Fort Smith, Arkansas. In the year 1874 he was admitted to the bar, and two years later came to Shannon County, where soon after he was elected prosecuting attorney. Afterward he...

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