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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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McKEOWN, ALEXANDER, farmer, section 23, P. O. Clarinda, the owner of 210 acres of improved land, all in cultivation; was born December 12, 1830, in the state of Ohio — Harrison county —where he matured to manhood a plow-boy, and lived until 20 years of age. He moved to Washington county, Iowa, in 1855, and improved a small farm in that county. In 1858 he made his settlement on his present farm. He has been twice married; first November 16, 1854, to Miss H. J. Alexander. By this union he had three children: John A. and James W. are living, and Mary R. deceased. This wife died December 2, 1862. He was married again November 29, 1864, to Miss Jane Clark, a native of Guernsey county, Ohio. By this marriage they have one child: Henry E. They are members of the Reformed Presbyterian church. Mr. McKeown is one of the early settlers of this county, and had but little means to start with, but now has an abundance in store to make himself and companion comfortable in their old days.

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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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