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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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ORME, MRS. ELIZABETH, farmer, section 36, P. O. Hawleyville; born December 13, 1812, in Belmont county, Ohio. There she grew to womanhood, and was educated in the common schools. Married William Orme, November 19, 1833, who was a native of Maryland, born April 6, 1808. In 1839 they moved to Knox County, Ohio, remaining until 1854, when they came to Iowa, and located at Oskaloosa, Mr. Orme entering the grocery business. In 1855 came to Page county, and located near where she now lives. Her husband died November 20, 1874, leaving her with a family of eight children: Nathan, William H., Martha E., John W., and the remainder since deceased. She is still an active and very intelligent lady, caring for her farm, and conducting all its affairs.

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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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