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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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McGREGOR, ALEXANDER, merchant, P. O. College Springs; born in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 1838. When he was three years of age his parents immigrated to Canada West, where he grew to manhood as a farmer, which occupation he followed for about ten years. In 1862 he went to California, in which state he remained seven years, engaging for a portion of that period in the mining business. Came to Page county and to College Springs in 1870. He entered upon his present business in 1875. Mr. McGregor was married in November, 1878 to Miss Loys Bridges of Mahaska county, Iowa. They are the parents of two children, Walter D. and an infant unnamed. Members of the United Presbyterian church.

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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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