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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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WALKINSHAW, HUGH W., farmer and stock raiser, section 32, P. O. Clarinda; born in 1842, in Ohio. Moved in 1855, with his parents, to Des Moines county, Iowa, where he remained for fifteen years. He came from there to this county in 1872, and settled on his present farm in 1874. He was married in that year to Miss Elizabeth Glasgo, a native of Pennsylvania. They have four children: Sarah M., Mary L., John C. and Clarence G., the two latter being twins. Mr. Walkinshaw enlisted in 1862, in company G, 39th Iowa infantry, and served until the close of the war, participating in a number of hard fought battles. Was taken prisoner at Altoona Pass, and was confined in the southern prison pens for over five months.

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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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