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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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GOOD, J. R., banker, P. O. Braddyville; born January 28, 1850, in Mercer county, Ohio. Moved to Nodaway county, Missouri, in 1864, and in 1865 came to Page county where he has since resided. He was educated in the Clarinda High School, and at Bryant’s Commercial College. He engaged in the mercantile business in 1870. His store and all its contents were burned in 1877, at which time he located at Braddyville. He followed the mercantile business for two years, when he disposed of his business interests in that direction to McKee Bros., and in the spring of 1880 began the banking business, in connection with W. E. Webster, of Clarinda. He is a member of the Masonic order. Married Miss Melinda McKee, February 16, 1873, by whom he has two children: Alvorda and Maud. He is emphatically a self-made man, successful in business, and genial in disposition.

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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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