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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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TURNER, J. W., farmer and stock dealer, section 25, P. O. Clarinda; the owner of 118 acres of well improved land, adapted to stock raising; born in Ohio in 1854. At the age of six years his parents moved to Warren county, Illinois, where he grew to manhood a farmer and stock dealer, living there until 1872, when he moved to Ringgold county, Iowa, where he remained until 1876, when he came to this county. He was married May 13, 1880, to Miss Elizabeth J., daughter of the Rev. David McKee, of this township. They are members of the Reformed Presbyterian church. Mr. T. is one of Page county’s most enterprising young men, and has a first-rate prospect in life.

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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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