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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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WHIP, CHARLES, farmer, section 12, P. O. College Springs; born July 29, 1834, in Yorkshire, England, where he grew to manhood, and received his education. Came to America in 1856, locating on the Delaware river, in New Jersey. In 1857 moved to Galesburg, Illinois. In 1861, August 10, he enlisted in the Seventh Illinois cavalry, company D, remaining in the service until 1865. He was in the battles of Vicksburg, Shiloh, and Iuka. In 1870 he moved to Page county, locating on the farm on which he now resides. Was married in January 1854, to Miss Grace Hollas, of Yorkshire, England, by whom he has seven children: Hannah, George H. and Hattie E. (twins), Alice, Fred and Flora (twins), and Mary.

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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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