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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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BAKER, F. M., section 19, P. O. Coin; born in Fulton county, Illinois, May 2, 1839. Spent his early life in Fulton and Knox counties. In 1865 he came to Washington, Washington county, Iowa. Here he was engaged until 1877, in the livery business. Was married to M. J. Clancy, a native of New Jersey. In 1877 he removed to Shenandoah, Iowa, and had charge of livery business for one year. At that time he purchased the east one-half of the southeast quarter of section 19, in Lincoln township. The last purchased place is now his home, well-improved and suitable for either grain or stock. Mr. Baker is one of the thorough, driving farmers of Page county. He has two sons: Roy, the elder, and Johnnie, at home, and one deceased.

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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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