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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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BANKS, CHARLES, farmer, section 32, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Sweden, March 30, 1852. Came to the United States in 1867 locating at Burlington, Iowa. At the end of six months he went to Warren county, Illinois, working at farming by the month for the following four years. Subsequently, he came to Ringgold county, Iowa, purchasing a farm, on which he labored for a year. Selling this property, he came to Page county, and purchased 160 acres in Morton township. He is a bachelor, and lives on a farm in single-blessedness, “with no one to molest or make him afraid.”

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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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