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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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CHAMBERLAIN, D. C., manufacturer and dealer in agricultural implements, P. O. Clarinda; born in Ohio in 1834. When he was sixteen years of age his parents moved to Peoria, Illinois. He is in the line of descent a mechanic by nature, his father and grandfather before him having been wheelwrights. Established business in this town in 1857 Married Miss Julia Hawley, at Hawleyville, on November 6, 1860, by whom he is the father of four children: Minnie, Harry, Roy and Ada, all living. An honored citizen and member of the A. F. & A. M.

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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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