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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, J. W., one of the editors of the Indianola Herald, was born in Ohio in 1850, and was raised there until fourteen years of age, and then removed to Iowa and settled in Oskaloosa; he learned the printer’s trade and became one of the editors of the Perry Chief, published at Perry, Dallas county; he disposed of his interest in this paper and edited the Greenfield Transcript; he came to Warren county in April, 1877, and was connected with the Republican, and in the summer of 1879 became one of the editors of the Indianola Herald; he married Miss Anna E. Irwin in 1870; she was born and raised in Oskaloosa; they have two children, Clarence C, and Laura A.

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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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