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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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LOY, G. T., farmer, section 14; born in Anderson county, Tennessee, January 7, 1840. When three years of age he went with his parents to Platte county, Missouri, remaining until 1852, when he came to Lincoln township, Page county, Iowa. Enlisted in company F, Twenty-third Iowa volunteer infantry, and served until July 27, 1865. Married September 15, 1867, to Miss D. Lester. They have six children: Eva May, Elsie Ann, Vernie, Akie, Vettie and Hubert. Mr. Loy owns a fine farm of 293 acres of land, and has gained the entire confidence and respect of all who know him.

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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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