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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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RUMBAUGH, G. H., physician and surgeon, P. O. Hawleyville; born in Pennsylvania, April 19, 1829, where he remained until 1858. He then came to Iowa, locating at Hawleyville, making him one of the first resident physicians of that place, and an old resident of the county. He was graduated at the commencement of his medical career from the university of the city of New York. He began to practice medicine in his native state, Pennsylvania. In 1864 he married Miss Martha A. Thompson, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he has three children, two living: Gus. T. and Nettie May. In 1861 he enlisted in the United States army, rendering both field and hospital service. His portrait shows him to be a man of mind, alive to business interests, and the issues of the day. He is a fine scholar, well read, and liberal in his views. He has had much to do with shaping the course of events in Page county, and has done with his might whatever he was called upon to do. Firm, true, generous to a fault, he has many friends and scarcely an enemy.

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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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