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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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GWYNN, G. N., grain and stock buyer, P. O. Bingham; was born in Green county, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1850. His youth was spent in attending school and farming. In 1867 he came to Iowa, and followed the business of buying, feeding and shipping stock, living in Fremont and Mills counties, and sometimes teaching school in winter. Bought grain for L. B. Day & Co., of Shenandoah, for three years. Moved to Bingham, Page county, Iowa, December, 1879. Was married to Miss Mary E. Sexton, of Tabor, Fremont county, Iowa, December 19, 1872. They are the parents of five children: Richard M. and Gertie M.; three died at birth. Owns 80 acres of land in Fremont county, and house and eight lots in Bingham. He holds the office of notary public.

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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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