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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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SPALDING, E. J., merchant, P. O. Hawleyville; born in Hopkins county, New York, February 10, 1835, residing there until eighteen years of age. He then went to Galesburg, Illinois, remaining two years. In the spring of 1856 he came to Page county, locating at Hawleyville. He was married to Miss Lucy A. Davis for his first wife. On her death he married Miss Mary E. Jackson, a native of Indiana. They have two children, Charlie and Mary. Mr. Spalding is emphatically a self-made man. Left an orphan at an early age, he has made himself, and is now independent, and as true as independent. He owns a large property, including a farm of 240 acres.

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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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