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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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LYTLE, J. C., clerk Shenandoah House, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Grant county, Indiana, February 28, 1852. When six months old came with his parents to Fremont county, Iowa. In 1854 moved back to Grant county, and from thence, in 1865, went to Atchinson county, Missouri. In 1868 came again to Iowa, locating in Fremont county. Came to Shenandoah in April, 1875, and entered the Shenandoah House as clerk. His education is that usually afforded by the common schools. Was married October 7, 1876, to Miss Katie Lyons, a native of Pennsylvania. They are the parents of two children: Maud E. and William J. Owns a farm of eighty acres in Morton township.

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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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