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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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DODDS, REV. DAVID, P. O. Hepburn; born December 19, 1838, in Butler county, Pennsylvania. Is a man of fine education; educated classically at Westminister College, theologically at Alleghany City and medically at Florence, New Jersey. Married to Miss Mary E. Dodds, May 2, 1871. Immediately after his marriage he entered the ministry, in which he has remained until the present time. Mr. Dodds has served charges at Chillicothe, Ohio, New York City, Butler, Pennsylvania, East Brady and Fairview. Came to Page county in 1877, and is now located at Hepburn. He has three children living: Carrie E., Vida and Pearl.

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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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