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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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WEBSTER, B. M., M. D.; was born near Racine, Ohio, in 1848. His father moved to Illinois when he was 10 years old, and from there to Benton county, Iowa, in 1862. He was educated at Cornell College; read medicine at Belle Plaine, Iowa, and graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1869. Commenced the practice of medicine in the spring of 1869, in Clarinda. Moved to Shenandoah in 1870, where he continued practicing until 1875, when, on account of ill-health, he was obliged to give up his practice. Moved to Essex, and commenced banking, as a member of the firm of B. M. Webster and O. A. Rogers. In January, 1879, Mr. Rogers went to Clarinda, and Mr. Webster continued the business under the name of B. M. Webster. Mr. Webster is doing business in a fine brick building, which he built in 1877. Married Miss Kittie Burnet, of Blairstown, Iowa, in 1869. They have had two children, one only now living.

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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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