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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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WOLDRUFF, GEORGE W., farmer, section 23, P. O. Centre; born February 18, 1831, in Holmes county, Ohio. Came to Iowa in 1855, locating in Van Buren county. In 1857 came to Page county. Is by trade a blacksmith, an occupation he has followed most of the time since coming here. He spent a considerable portion of his life in changing his residence, but located permanently in Page county in 1866. Enlisted in the 25th Missouri cavalry and served in the winter of 1861-62. Was married August 16, 1868, to Mrs. Charlotte Shearer, formerly Charlotte Maxwell, by whom he has three children: Sadena F., James R. and Cora. Mrs. Woldruff had three children by her first husband, two still living: Anna and Jacob D.

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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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