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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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RIDENOUR, D. W., harnessmaker and saddler, P. O. Clarinda; born November 19, 1841, in Tennessee. In 1861 he enlisted in company C, Twentieth Ohio infantry, serving four months, re-enlisting September 5, 1861, in company E, Twenty-second Ohio infantry, serving until November 19, 1864, and again February 15, 1805, in company I, 187th Ohio, serving until January 29, 1866. In April, of the year following, he came to Iowa, locating at Clarinda, and learned the harness and saddlery trade with Burns & Rounds. He was married May 3, 1872, to Miss A. O. Sawyer, a native of Maine, by whom he is the father of two children: Myrtie and Bruce. Mr. R. has built up an extensive business, and his premises are among the best in the city.

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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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