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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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PAINTER, J. A., farmer, section 29, P. O. Walkerville; born June 11, 1852, in McDonough county, Illinois. Lived with his parents until 1867, when he went to Johnson county, Missouri. Was employed in the county recorder’s office until the fall of 1869, when he returned to McDonough county, and was employed until 1870 in a dry goods store. He then went to Texas, working at the stock business. He again returned to Illinois, and in the spring of 1873 he went to San Francisco. Was in the business of abstracts and titles. In the summer of 1878 he came to his present location in Washington township. In the year 1879 he was married to Miss E. May Humphrey, September 2. They have one child: A. Leroy, born July 5, 1880.

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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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