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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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BAILEY, E. K., physican and surgeon, P. O., Shenandoah; born in Cook county, Illinois, June 3, 1848. Lived on a farm until twelve years of age. He then was stationed at Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin, as telegraph operator on the C. & N. W. R. R., from which position he was advanced to the general office in Chicago. He thus provided himself with means to finish his college course, which he did in 1875, graduating from Wheaton College in that year. In 1877 he graduated from the Chicago Medical College, and in the same year entered upon his practice in Hepburn, Page county. The year following he came to Shenandoah. Was married to Miss M. B. V. Myers, a graduate of Wheaton College, June 1, 1876, at Clarinda.

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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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