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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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LOY, HENRY, farmer, section 33, P. O. Clarinda; born in Ohio, October 1, 1828. He there grew to manhood as a farmer and received his education in the common schools of that state. In the fall of 1853 came to Page county where he has since lived. He located on his present farm in the spring of 1857. He was married February 3, 1866, to Miss Louisa C. Reasoner, a native of Ohio, but an old resident of this county. They have three living children: Martha A., George H. and Lillie E. Mr. Loy owns a farm of 120 acres on section 33.

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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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