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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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ROBINSON, G. W., farmer, section 17, P. O. Clarinda; born in 1830 in Delaware county, N. Y. Was there educated in the common schools, and spent his youth. Came to Iowa September 18, 1857, locating in Hawleyville in this county. From Hawleyville he went to Clarinda, and in 1869 came to his present residence. Has been honored with numerous township offices, among them township clerk, school director and road supervisor. Was twice married: in 1861 to Miss Rebecca Loy, by whom he had two children, one now living: Laura M. August 29, 1865 he married Miss Rachael McMullen, a native of Ohio, by which union he has six children: Collie G., Frank, Jessie H., Guy H., George C. and Mark P. Mr. Robison is the owner of a fine farm of 780 acres, especially adapted to stock raising, in which he is largely interested.

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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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