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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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RHODES, JOHN W., contractor and builder, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Warren county, Ohio, March 26, 1850, in which he resided until seventeen years of age. He then moved into Henry county, Iowa, remaining ten years, at the end of which time he came to Page county, locating permanently at Shenandoah, having first resided a few months at Essex. He learned first the trade of a printer, but finally abandoned it for that of carpenter and joiner, in which business he is now engaged. Was married August 19, 1872, to Miss Victoria F. Blackman, a native of Butler county, Ohio, they are the parents of two children: Maude and Louis.

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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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