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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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HENSHAW, E., contractor and builder, P. O. Clarinda; born in Erie county, February 26, 1840. He here lived until sixteen years of age, when his parents came to Iowa, settling in Taylor county. He was a resident of that county until 1872, when he came to Clarinda. Mr. Henshaw was married October 22, 1872, to Miss E. W. Hinman, a native of Illinois, by whom he has one child, Nellie. His present business partnership was formed in the fall of 1875, and has been a most lucrative one.

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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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