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Holt County, MO Biography

George W. GASKILL has resided in the vicinity of Craig since 1869. He was born in Greene Co., Ohio on Feb. 17, 1834. His parents were from New Jersey and moved to Ohio in 1833. The family moved to Huntington Co., Indiana in 1850; Mr. GASKILL received his education in the common schools of Indiana and Ohio. In 1861 he came for a short time to Linn Co., Mo., returned to Indiana, and in September enlisted in 47th Indiana Volunteers for service in the Union Army. He was in the service for three years and his regiment was principally engaged along the Miss. River and Gulf States. It was under the command of Grant until the capture of Vicksburg and was then attached to the command of Gen. Banks, belonging all the while to the 13th Army Corps. Mr. GASKILL was in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hill, the siege of Vicksburg, and other minor engagements. At the end of this service, he returned to Indiana. On Oct. 25, 1866 he married Miss S. C. Fast of Huntington Co., born in Jefferson Co., Ohio. He farmed in Indiana until 1869 when he moved to Holt Co., Mo. and settled a short distance east of Craig. He has been a member of the Republican party. He has two children; Frances J. and George W.

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