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Dr. Euphrates G. Hutson, druggist, was born in Franklin County, October 6, 1850, the son of Moses and Jane (Greenwood) Hutson, both natives of Illinois. Our subject's grandfather, Chamberlain Hutson, was one of the early pioneers of this country,

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and was a native of North Carolina, born about 1779. At the beginning of the present century, he first located in Hardin County, Ill., and in 1815 in Franklin County, where he was a prominent farmer and stock raiser. Our subject was reared here, studied medicine, and finally graduated from the Missouri Medical College, of St. Louis, in 1878. He practiced several years, and in 1880 engaged in the drug business, also continuing his practice two years longer, when he abandoned it, and has since been exclusively devoted to his drug business, in which he controls the leading trade of the county. December 10, 1884, he married Margaret E. Ford, a native of Perry County, Ill. Their children are Stella E. and a son, Seba Ford. He has always been a Democrat, is a Mason and a member of the K. of H. He is one of Benton's most reliable men.