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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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BABBITT, C. E., dealer in fine stock, P. O. College Springs; born in Illinois in 1836, where he grew to manhood following the avocation of a farmer. In August, 1869, came to Page. Was married in Illinois in 1860 to Miss M. J. Montague, a native of Ohio, by whom he has three children living: Sylvester M., Lewell L., and Dora M. Mr. Babbitt is well known to the citizens of Page as a most successful dealer in fine stock. His name appears very frequently on the premium lists of the county fair, and the excellence of his stock is an admitted fact. He is alive to the business interests of the county, and takes an active part in promoting its prosperity.

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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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