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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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ROUND, J. J., city marshal, P. O. Clarinda; born December 19, 1833, in Dearborn county, Indiana. In 1842 his parents moved to Illinois, locating in Knox county; there he grew to manhood, passing a portion of his time on a farm. When ten years of age he was apprenticed to a Mr. Roundtree, whose narrow-mindedness deprived young Round from even a common school education—all he possesses having been obtained through his own unaided efforts. In 1855 and 1856 he clerked in the dry goods house of C. W. Yound, West Jersey, Stark county, Illinois. In 1859, he came to Clarinda, thus making him one of the oldest settlers. Was elected constable, which office he held for ten years; was deputy sheriff under sheriff Hatton for four years, and also four years under Captain Burns; was elected sheriff in the fall of 1869, and served for two years. In 1871 he opened a dry goods and grocery store, which occupied his attention until 1874. In 1876 he was again elected constable, and in March of 1879, was elected city marshal, which office he now holds. Mr. Round was married to Miss Columbia A. Riggen, a native of Stark county, Illinois, October 2, 1856, by whom he has nine children: C. W., Parley F., Julius C., Willie W., Guy U., Frank F., Estella and Hulda, living, and one deceased.

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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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