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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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DAVIS, G. W., P. O. Coin; born in Hudson, Columbia county, New York, February 7, 1845, where he resided until twenty years of age. In 1868 he moved to Lake county, Illinois, where he remained fourteen years. He thence went to Missouri, living in that state until coming to Iowa in April, 1879. Enlisted in the United States army September 1, 1862, in company D, thirty-seventh Illinois infantry, in which he remained until the close of the war. Was married to Miss Laria A. Miller, December 31, 1866. His wife dying June, 1868, he was married June 30, 1880, to Miss Mary Haworth, of Vermillion county, Illinois. Mr. Davis is manager of the Crooks elevator in Coin.

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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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