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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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WALKER, A. J., farmer, section 29, P. O. Clarinda; born in the state of Maine, October 5, 1833. When he was two years old his parents moved to Richland county, Ohio, where he grew to manhood and was educated in the common schools, and at Delaware College. In 1855 he came to Iowa, locating for one year at Muscatine. Came to Page county in April of 1857, where he has since lived. He enlisted in company F, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry in January, 1864, serving until the close of the war. Married to Miss Martha E. King October 5, 1859. They have four children: Lucy, Dora, George I. and Mary M. He is a member of Clarinda Lodge I. O. O. F. Owns 160 acres of land.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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