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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., section 26, P. O. Coin; born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1834. Spent his early life on the home place, and in the Spring of 1858, removed to Page county and settled on section 26, in Lincoln township. Resided three years in Colfax township, with which exception he has lived on the place of first settlement. He was married February 20, 1856, to Martha York, a native of Butler county, Pennsylvania. By this union they have nine children living, all at home: Lizzie, Sultana B., John C., Grant P., Geo. W., James E., Wm. Andrew, Judson Lymer, Clyde W. Mr. Turner has filled the several township offices; has served two terms as county supervisor and is now serving the third. His farm is well improved, and consists of 200 acres of good and well watered land, and everything arranged in a thorough farmer like manner.

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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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