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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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OWEN, G. W., farmer, section 12, P. O. Clarinda; born in Brown county, Ohio, July 22, 1843. In 1855 went to Madison county, Indiana. In the fall of 1865 came to Page county, of which he has since been an esteemed citizen. Enlisted July 22, 1862, in company G, Seventy-fifth Indiana infantry; mustered out January 22, 1865. Was engaged in many of the severest battles of the war, and participated in Sherman’s memorable march to the sea. He was married on September 22, 1867, to Miss Mary A. Edmond, of Brown county, Ohio. Their’s has been a life of wedded bliss; five children have been born to them, of whom four are now living: Thomas G., James M., Harvey and Ida May. For fifteen years Mr. Owen has been an honored citizen of this township, and has been an active worker in all projects calculated to promote the interests of his community.

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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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