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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JONES, E. H., merchant; born August 12, 1849, in Madison county, Indiana; is a son of J. W. Jones, of Palmyra, this county, who was proprietor of the woolen mills of that place; was educated at Notre Dame, Indiana, an institution of which he speaks in the highest terms, at being catholic, although he is a protestant to that faith; first entered business in Des Moines in 1864; moved to Indianola in 1870, and to Lacona in 1872; carries a fine stock of dry goods and notions, and has a good trade; married May 1, 1873, to Josephine E., daughter of Cyrus Westerfield, of Indianola; have two children: E. Paul and Geraldine, both living.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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