GEORGE B. GIDEON. George B. Gideon, at present deputy circuit clerk of Christian County, Missouri, has been a resident of this county all his life and the people have had every opportunity to judge of his character and qualifications. He was born on the old farm, in this county, October 10, 1862, and here grew to manhood and received his education. When starting out for himself he followed teaching for some time in this county, and also in Texas, where he resided for about four years. After this he enlisted in the regular United States service, in 1885, and, after sometime spent in various capacities, he took a clerkship in the commissary department. He was with Company A, Sixteenth Infantry Regiment, located at a frontier post in Texas, and at San Antonio, that State, and at Ft. Duchesne, Utah. He was a good officer for the Government and was discharged with honor in February, 1890. After leaving the service he located in Springfield, Missouri, where he was with a well-known commercial company, and later came to Ozark, where he has since held his present position.
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He selected his wife in the person of Miss Mabel C. Daugherty, a native of Springfield, Missouri, and daughter of J. W. Daugherty, also of Springfield, and their nuptials were celebrated on September 12, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Gideon are now residing in Ozark, and are classed among the representative citizens of that thriving city. In politics Mr. Gideon advocates the principles of the Republican party and takes a deep interest in political matters. His name is synonymous for integrity and good judgment, and he has proven himself one of the most capable and practical men who have held official positions in the county. He is interested in all good causes and the property he has accumulated has been well earned. He attends the Christian Church and Mrs. Gideon is a member of the same. Both are highly esteemed in the community and have many warm friends. Mr. Gideon is well posted on all the topics of the day, is a good clerk and an experienced book-keeper. His father-in-law, J. W. Daugherty, was a resident of Christian County from about 1890 up to 893, and was a miller by occupation. He is now proprietor of a hotel in Springfield, Missouri, and is doing well. His three children were named: Daisy, who is the wife of T. T. Godfrey, of Kansas; Mabel C., and Esther, who is at home.