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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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GUNNISON, GEO. W., editor and proprietor Shenandoah Reporter, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Burlington, Iowa, August 22, 1855. He has lived successively in Concord, New Hampshire, whither he went when one year old, in Worcester, Massachusetts, Erie, Pennsylvania, Maysville, New York, and Pella, Iowa. While living in the last-named city his mother died. His father, who was president of the Baptist college at Pella, moved back to Pennsylvania, taking with him the subject of this sketch. In 1865 he came to Fremont county, Iowa, entering upon the occupation of farmer. At the end of two years he went to Chicago, engaging in the hardware trade. Two years later he came to Red Oak, Iowa, in the employ of an express company in that place. In December, 1874, he purchased the Shenandoah Reporter, which he at present edits. Was married May 1, 1878, and has one child: Sarah L.

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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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