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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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OWEN, E., farmer, section 8, P. O. Clarinda; born in Brown county, Ohio, April 2, 1817, in which county he married, and followed the business of farming until 1855; he then removed his family to Madison county, Indiana, living there until 1861. The following four years were spent in Bureau county, Illinois, or until the fall of 1865, when he came this county. In his twenty-second year Mr. Owen was married to Miss Margaret Landon, of Kentucky. Mrs. Owen died in 1863, leaving a family of twelve children. He again married, this time to Miss C. Hosie, in 1864, his second wife being a native of Rush county, Indiana. He is the father of ten children by his second wife. Of the entire family eleven are now living, all residents of this county: George W., America, James R., Sarah Ann, Nehemiah, Sherman, Idella, Alice, Belle, Peter and Clyde.

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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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