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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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WALKER, FRANCIS M., farmer, P. O. Shenandoah; born December 18, 1844, in Fonda, New York. When four years old moved to Otsego county, New York; after two years moved back to Fonda county, thence to Cayuga county, remaining there till he enlisted in company D, One Hundred and Forty-eighth regiment New York volunteer infantry, and served ten months. Participated in the battles of Hatch’s Run, last battle of Petersburg, Rice’s Station and Appomattox Court House; was then discharged and returned home to Cayuga, New York. Was married to Miss Mary E. Larome in 1865, by the Rev. Hoffman, of the Lutheran church, of St. Paris, Ohio, and with his bride came to his present location in Washington township. They have six children: C. Theodore, F. Martin, Maud A., Edward N., died August, 1876, Mary Celestia and Essie O.

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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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