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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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DUFFIELD, H. P., physician and surgeon, P. O. Shenandoah; born in McHenry county, Illinois, January 7, 1845, where he remained until eighteen years of age. Thence moved to Abingdon, Knox county, Illinois. Commenced the study of medicine in the fall of 1867, with Dr. Thomas M. Reece. Graduated from Rush medical college, Chicago, February 2, 1870. After a two years’ practice in Illinois, he came to Shenandoah in the spring of 1872, and entered upon a successful practice. He entered the federal army as a non-commissioned officer, June 6, 1864, serving five months, when he was mustered out. Married November 10, 1875, to Miss Maggie M. Camp, a native of McDonald county, Illinois, by whom he is the father of three children, one now living: Charles 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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