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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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ROSS, FRANK, farmer and stock-raiser, section 15, P. O. Essex; born in Ohio in the year 1839. Educated in Henry College, Illinois. Came to this state in the fall of 1874. He now lives on a fine farm of eighty acres, and is the owner. In 1862 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Morrison, from which marriage has resulted the birth of five children: Uriella, Lula, Maud, Frank, and Lawrence. Mr. Ross is a man calculated to win the respect of all who know him, and enjoys the entire confidence of his neighbors. He is a worthy man.

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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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