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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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BROWN, J. P., dentist, P. O. Clarinda; born January 16, 1844, in Highland county, Ohio. His early education was received in the common schools. He followed the occupation of a farmer until he was twenty-two years of age. In August, 1862, he enlisted in company G, Eighty-ninth Ohio infantry, serving fourteen months, when he was discharged for disability. He returned home to re-engage in his former occupation. In 1870 he began the study of dentistry with Dr. Sanborn, at Tabor, Iowa. Two years later he opened an office in Clarinda. He is unusually successful in his profession, and enjoys a most extensive dental practice. He was married in July, 1868, to Miss Anna Jones, who died in February, 1870. Married to Miss Mary Loranz, in May, 1873, by whom he has two children: Walter A. and Helen.

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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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