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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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CAMPBELL, B., of the firm of G. A. Campbell & Co., grocers, P. O. Clarinda; born November 10, 1824, in Gallia county, Ohio. There he grew to manhood, following the occupation of a farmer, and receiving his education in the common schools, He came to Iowa, in 1841, locating in Van Buren county. Five years later he removed to Des Moines, Polk county, remaining until 1864, when he located in Clarinda, of which he has since been a continuous resident. Two years after coming to Clarinda he opened a grocery store, in which business he has since continued. Previous to his removal to Des Moines he began the special study of diseases of the eye and ear, commencing to practice in his specialty in the year 1860. Was married April 4, 1852, to Miss Elizabeth Harbut, a native of Indiana, who died in 1861, leaving a family of four children, three of whom are now living: G. A., Eva (wife of J. Mackerel, of Cass county), Euphenia (wife of John Wheelhouse, of Polk county). He married Mrs. Ellen Brown, April 6, 1864, by whom he had three children, two now living: Mary and Annie.

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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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