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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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PARROTT, J. D., druggist and physician, P. O. Blanchard; born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, May 12, 1828. Was educated in England, finishing his education abroad, at Hamburg, Germany. Began the drug business when he was sixteen years of age, continuing his apprenticeship for five years, at the expiration of which time he received his diploma as chemist and druggist. To this business has he devoted almost his sole attention during his whole business life. In 1850 he moved to Canada, engaging in the drug business for five years, when he returned to England. In 1864 he again came to America, locating in Page county, where he has since resided. Came to Blanchard in 1879, forming a business partnership with Mr. Stanton. Mr. Parrott was married August 12, 1850, to Sarah A. Scranton, of Hull, England. They have ten children: Mary A. Amelia, Joseph S., Thomas B., Sarah A., Frederick, Earl, Allen, Caroline W. and Rex. Mr. Parrott brings to his business the experience of years in his special occupation, the advantages of a full and liberal education, and the energy and integrity of a noble character.

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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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