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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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RICE, A. T., physician and surgeon; born in Warrick county, Indiana, July 5, 1835. Moved to Richland, Spencer county, Indiana, in 1865, remaining until 1869, when he went to California, remaining five years. In the winter of 1872 he moved to Tarkio, Page county, Iowa. In April, eight years later, he came to Coin. He began to read medicine in 1858, at Taylorville, Indiana, with Dr. W. T. Hogland. His higher education —medical and literary—was received at the Louisville, Kentucky, University, and the Pacific University, of San Francisco. In 1868 he took a course in the Keokuk medical college. Was married to Miss Jennie Stradley, April 27, 1856. They are the parents of five children, four living: Florence E., Wm. F. Allie O. and Theodora. Was mustered into the service of the United States in August, 1862, remaining until the close of the war.

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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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