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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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POLLOCK, D. R., merchant, P.O. College Springs; born in the state of Ohio, in the year 1823. He attained the age of manhood on a farm, living in that state until 1848, when he removed to Warren county, Illinois, remaining about four years. From here he removed to Oregon, and continued to reside in that state for seven years, at the end of which period he returned to Warren county, Illinois, where he remained until the spring of 1861. He then became a resident of Iowa, and of Amity township, Page county. In the fall of 1863 he commenced his present business, in which he has been since continuously engaged. He was married in Illinois to Miss A. E. Harper, a native of Ohio, on July 22, 1859. They are the parents of six children, four of whom—Annie A., wife of Wm. A. Leslie, Ida May, William H. and Edgar A.—are living. Mr. Pollock is one of the early settlers of this township, and has witnessed almost the entire growth of the township and city. All the church edifices and the college buildings have been built since he came to the place. He has just closed his business, preparatory to removal to Coin; a fact that, while a loss to his former home, is a decided gain in point of business energy and integrity for his newly-adopted city. Mr. Pollock and his companion are respected members of the United Presbyterian church.

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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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